Category Archives: Life Lessons

Disability & The Opportunity of Adversity

I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I’m sorry. I have so much to say and most of the time it flitters out of my brain before I can finish a blog post. Honestly, I haven’t been in … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned in a year

I’ve had some time to reflect over the past few months and I’m amazed at what one can learn about oneself if they just listen to their own thoughts. I’ve been challenged in many ways in the past year and … Continue reading

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Finding my independence

I’ve always been a pretty independent person, even before I met my husband. A few months ago, I was having one of those days today where I felt that pretty much everything I attempted was impossible. I was very close … Continue reading

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Making furry friends in the forest

My husband and I just returned from a backpacking trip to Yosemite National Park. There were a few adventures on the trip, but the shining moment was when I met a new furry friend in camp on the last day … Continue reading

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Lessons from my father – Vol. 2

I’ve had many a sleepless night lately and I as I lie awake, trying to fall back asleep it never fails me – I begin to worry. I worry about my to do list at work,¬† the fact that I … Continue reading

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It’s a matter of perspective

This blog has mainly focused on the fun parts of my life as a child – the good memories. Those who know me in person know that my childhood wasn’t always sunshine and roses. Our family – like most families … Continue reading

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Life Skills: Driving a manual transmission

In my last “Life Skills” post, I stressed the importance of cooking skills. In this post, I will talk about the ability to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission and why I think this is a valuable life skill. … Continue reading

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Lessons from My Father – Vol. 1

In these “lessons from my father” posts, I will share some of the most common advice my father would give his children.He said some of these things so often that they are now¬†ingrained in our thinking and daily actions. “Lazy … Continue reading

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Life Skills: Cooking

I admit that I may get on my soap box a bit here, so if you chose to skip this post, I will not be offended. However, I think this is something that needs to be said for the sake … Continue reading

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Things left unsaid

So many times in life, you have encounters and experiences with people who you really feel made a difference in your life. You may admire their work ethic, skill or just appreciate their friendship. Whatever it might be, you assume … Continue reading

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