OVERCOME: Free Write Day 27

  START   For the past 11 months, Renaissance Man and I have lived in only 300 square feet. Most of that time, it's been fine—really. But yesterday . . .   The space started closing in, and I was *almost* overcome with a really gripe-y attitude.   Almost.   My desk was messy. (Still is). The floor needed swept. Books needed to be put away. (Still do.) The TV was distracting me.   And we'd spent the morning meeting with Builder #4.   The meeting was positive, but (as my husband said afterward) we're a bit jaded. We've been down this road before—three times—and we'll "believe it when we see it".   Thankfully, a short walk straightened out my mind and allowed me to ... Keep Reading...

CHANGE: Free Write Day 26

START   Before   After   . . . and everything in between.   Change rarely occurs without a lot of “in between”.   A lot of choosing—and choosing again.   We often think of “befores and afters” being things that go from bad to good, don’t we?   From inferior to positive.   Weight loss. Improved health. House renovation. Transformed lives.   I love those!   But what about when the change is from positive to negative?   From stable to unstable.   Divorce. Illness. Death.   Those are “befores and afters” too.   Change is simply part of life — but it’s rarely simple.   Change is hard, ... Keep Reading...

BECAUSE: Free Write Day 25

  START   While I may have a love-hate relationship with my cell phone, there's one part of it that has revolutionized my life.   The camera.   It's the perfect addition to my day.   The phone camera is always at the ready. Always a quick reach away.   Whenever I see something I want to photograph, it's there. No more missed moments.   While I still take my big camera with me on occasion, it's not usually accessible for the spur-of-the-moment pics. The ease has revolutionized my photography. It's stretched my artist's eye.   It's helped me slow down and live in the moments.   That is a gift!   Time is a gift . . . and so are these ... Keep Reading...