This past weekend we hosted a birthday party for our oldest little girl. We took nine little girls to a local school of cosmetology for hair, make-up, and nails. I went to a party like this when I was little and I will never forget how amazing it felt to be treated like I’d seen … More Listen. All. Y’all. It’s. A. Sabotage.
I’m a girl who likes to proclaim things. Announce things. Make big and ambitious plans and shout them from the rooftops. 3rd Grade – “I’m going to be a lawyer!” I’m a communicator. I process things through talking. A LOT of sh-t swirls through my head, so unless I say things out loud, they don’t … More Proclamations.
About ten years ago, I was in D.C. for business, and I extended my trip for a few days to visit a dear friend and his wife. She was in law school at Georgetown and he was in a job that he loved. Because I’d had plans for law school since I was a little … More Call. Me. Capricious.
You know when you want to do something really scary and you’re pretty sure that if you do the world will come to an end? Or it won’t, but since you don’t know for sure you decide that the world will most likely come to an end? And you fret, and you analyze, and you go … More Take. The. Power. Back.
Today was the kind of sweltering day that left us two options. Either stay home with the air blasting or head to the pool. We chose the latter. The outdoor pool area is cut-throat. Mothers toting monogrammed towels and beach bags will straight-up check you like it’s the Stanley Cup Finals if it means they’ll … More Brave.
This weekend’s highlight (lowlight) came around 12:30am Monday morning when I stepped in dog poop with bare feet and in jammies as I pushed the shop-vac back in the house from the driveway where I’d emptied it of water for the eighth time as we fought the storm that was beating down on our city. … More Deliberately. Transformational.
You know when you have one of those days in which… A) You’ve heard something in the past few days on…oh I don’t know…Oprah‘s Life Class (wince) and you think about it but let it slip away, and then you read something completely unrelated and you suddenly realize it’s the most genius thought ever? Even … More Congratulations. You’re. A. Genius.
I ain’t scerred. Well…not REALLY scerred. Apparently I’m also not so concerned with grammar today…so there’s that. There’s this overwhelming culture of fear going on. Apparently all political candidates, if the opposing parties are to be believed, are going to literally END. THE. WORLD. AS. WE. KNOW. IT. Wow! That’s scary. I guess I’ll be … More Fear.
So today I started to feel a little pressure. Or…panic might be a better word…panic is good. As I mentioned in my first post, I ended 2011 talking about how the year 2012 was going to be The Year of What If. I decided to start this blog as a way to actually force myself … More As. If.