halt

August marches on to a grand halt. Tomorrow is the end. And I have mixed feelings.  I currently sit in a coffee shop. Pavement is the name. Located in Boston. It’s my third day in a row to sit here, in this very place. I have journaled. Thought. Talked a bit with my son. Drank … More halt

never look back

A while ago, maybe a year, maybe more, a friend of mine typed these words in a text message: Don’t look back. You can never look back. He was giving me advice in the form of song lyrics. Whether he remembers telling me this, I doubt. But I’m pretty sure he’d say the same thing … More never look back

okay not to know

You don’t have to have all the answers today. Well, that’s a *&^%$%^  relief, isn’t it? Because I certainly don’t have all the answers. Today. It’s okay to not know right now. Which is good. Because I do not know. So much. Right now. Last week I had one of those weeks. One of those, please … More okay not to know

go ahead and jump

Go ahead and jump. Sometimes you have to jump off the cliff. Into the unknown. It’s dark. It’s frightening. And it makes no sense. But it’s the only way. We’ve all heard that, of course. The speeches. The encouragements. Those quotes we pin on our Pinterest boards. [If you still utilize Pinterest. I don’t all … More go ahead and jump

[re]treat myself

I decided to go on a personal retreat. Which sounds sort of, I don’t know, new agey or self explorative, which wasn’t my objective when I concocted this idea. My idea was….this. It is Labor Day, which means a day in which I do not have to report into work. And I wanted to figure … More [re]treat myself

seeking the perhaps

A small feat.  A challenge only realized privately.  No one has to know.  Chances are no one except very few would appreciate. All the same, I managed it.  Without forethought.  Without fear.  Accomplishment?  Maybe not. Yet maybe. The words echo in my brain. I go to seek a great perhaps. Thank you Francois Rabelais via … More seeking the perhaps

forward looking

I am currently part of a workshop designed for people in my situation.  That being, they are divorced, in the midst of divorce or experiencing a marital separation.  So far, there have been three sessions, and I’m gleaning helpful information and encouragement.  During this past week’s session, it was stressed we should have things in … More forward looking