My hands are shaking and my forehead is sweating. I feel like a preacher in the Baptist church. I need my hand towel to wipe the sweat from my brow. They can’t tell I am nervous. Well, maybe the people sitting in the front row can. Now my hands are shaking as I adjust the … More But, I Survived Part 2
Speaking in front of my first graders is easy. Half of the time, they are trying to tie their shoes or wanting to go to the bathroom. Speaking in front of adults can be difficult for me. I do better when it is an impromptu speech. When someone gives me a topic and a week … More But, I Survived
Diamonds sparkle but you can never find a penny when you need one. At least that is the case for me. We all need reminders. We set them on our phone. We use post it notes and write a to do list that never ends. There are times when you need reminders of what you … More Are You A Diamond Or A Penny?
The struggle, we always run from the struggle. We try to avoid it at all cost. But the struggle is actually a sign. It is a sign that once you conquer the struggle you are closer to your goal. Yesterday I spoke with a friend. We started talking about staying healthy and making time for … More You Can’t Skip The Struggle
When I was younger I remember singing Respect by Aretha Franklin in front of a mirror, with a hairbrush as my microphone. I loved that song. I had no clue about what the lyrics meant. Now, when I sing that song. I realize her lyrics are fierce! I was always taught to respect my … More Respect
When you don’t get the job that you applied for. Everything happens for a reason. When the guy doesn’t call you back after the first date. Everything happens for a reason. When your team loses the championship game. Everything happens for a reason. When you apply to college and don’t get accepted. Everything happens for … More Just Wait
Band aids fix everything right? At least that is what Sydney thinks. Some cuts leave a scar and others don’t. Why is it that we feel better when our scars our covered? My ex-husband would call me The Queen of Surgery. I thank him for standing by me during my many surgeries in the past. … More All Scars Have A Story