Hi, Friends! I've felt uninspired lately. More specifically, I've been full of dreadful negativity, so I've done more personal journaling instead of throwing down all the dirty dirty onto the page here at Grief Happens. I've missed posting, though, so I decided to pull some stuff from my drafts. The following is a rough draft/excerpt … Continue reading I Need to Post So How About Some Fiction?
I'm back! I attempted several drafts...in December...then in January, trying to succinctly sum up last year and offer hope for 2017. But truthfully, I've been a little down. 2016 was a good year for Grief Happens. I posted regularly, saw an increase in views and gained more followers, but for some reason, rather than feeling … Continue reading Happy February!
"You need bodywork," my wise friend said matter-of-factly. I knew she was right. This misalignment often happens to me when I spend too much time in my head -- working, writing, over-analyzing. But this is more than that. This is something that's been going on for a long time now, and something I've turned away … Continue reading Bodywork, Yoga, Grounding
How's your weekend going? This should be a followup to the PTA dilemma I shared months ago. I am not heading up any committee, but I am preparing food for the monthly faculty meetings along with another parent. Next week is the big week for December so I'm getting ready to go to … Continue reading Find the Happy
The holidays have a way of making me turn inward. I find everything about them overstimulating and just...too much. When I look back, I realize they've always had this effect on me, but since becoming a parent, the overstimulating factor is amplified. While some people surge into high gear, I become slower and more methodic. … Continue reading Still Clearing Clutter, Kid Updates, and Other Ponderings
Okay, friends. I'm working diligently, so here's my update (otherwise known as how I keep myself accountable.) I plowed through a huge basket of old bills yesterday and cleared the kids'art area that is in the middle of my living room. (Yes, a year or so ago I was certain I wanted a tiny house. … Continue reading Turmeric Smoothie While Busting Through Clutter
I'm cleaning up everything. I'm also attempting to get a handle on my growing virtual clutter. This includes the tidying of this blog and other spaces. It will be a process but I'm going to keep on working at it. A lot of you know that I don't love all things social media. I think … Continue reading Checking Off My To-Do List — Bloglovin’ and Facebook
Happy belated Thanksgiving to all of you. This blogosphere has seen me through some tough times and I will forever be grateful for you -- my friends and readers. I've done my best to bring variety to Grief Happens, even though it didn't start out that way. This blog has become a happy space for … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season, Happy Tardy Thanksgiving, and a Week of Tidying
I'm wrestling with dropping words onto my screen in a conventional, orderly fashion. But I want to write. I ache to write, and at the moment it feels like the only thing that's just mine. It's also typically the one place I go to be raw, unfiltered and let the thoughts fly. But that won't … Continue reading Beauty, Brokenness, and a Little In Between
You guys. My brain feels like it's going to explode right now. I am livid. So instead of biting off a well-intentioned person's virtual head and risking appearing wildly unstable among my friends and acquaintances, I'm going to attempt to give language to some of my emotions here. This is my attempt to gain some … Continue reading Social Media: Exasperating and Intriguing