hello courage

I've spent the better part of an hour letting my last cup of coffee grow cold, sifting through pounds of advice on how to overcome writer's block, looking for that one perfect and inspiring blog prompt. It finally struck me, though, that my three-month long writing drought  is not due to insufficient inspiration or a … Continue reading hello courage

Sometimes the fear is greater than the ability

My youngest daughter is not just a gymnast, she is a good gymnast. She amazes me with her athletic ability, physical strength and attention to detail. Natural talent mixed with genetic disposition has given her the tools necessary for possible greatness, not to mention the fact that she is one of the lucky few that … Continue reading Sometimes the fear is greater than the ability

Bathroom break

Catching my breath, I wiped tears from my eyes while squatting to look under the stall doors. Fluorescent lights glowed against white tiled floors, the smell of bleach lingered. Standing in the  middle of the room, my reflection trembled in the mirror, making me feel uneasy and too exposed. I shut myself in a bathroom … Continue reading Bathroom break

Just when you didn’t think things could get worse…

I hung up the phone in disbelief. My childhood friend and her two kids had just spent a week visiting me in Michigan. We went to the zoo, ate picnic lunches, stayed up late watching movies and reminisced about our high school antics. Life was not perfect, but it was good. At least that week … Continue reading Just when you didn’t think things could get worse…