What’s in a Boots?

Last July 4, we went to Meredith College for Parent’s Day at the Governor’s School that my daughter is participating in. We were invited to attend one of her class (Memoir) and to say that I fell in love was an understatement! There, we were asked to write a story from suggested topics like: Weird…

Born For A Purpose

Dear me, It’s Sunday but I opted to stay home today due to not feeling well. I thought I’d write you a letter. Who would have thought that you, the shy-introverted girl would be living 10,000 miles away from home?…… Excerpt from A Letter to my Younger Self; Finding God in the Ordinary Embracing a…

The Cleaning Blogger

I think I am not afraid of the truth, I am more afraid of what the truth might bring… I don’t know what made me excited to come up with this name, the fact that it suits me perfectly or me having the courage to talk about it. You see, back in 2008, right after…

{Just Be Kind}

“I don’t understand why it is easier for people to point out “what they think is wrong with others… The other day, I saw a video from a fellow blogger about her being called “an old hag” due to her premature gray hair. Well, it got me. Not really for her gray hair (I have…

Mending Fences

“I’d like to mend fences with you. Not because you are right and I am wrong. Nor because I am weak and you are strong…. Mending fences….such an easy thing to say but why is it so hard to do…? So, how do we mend fences? Who should go first? Is there ever such a…

What It Takes to {Be}long?

“How far will you go to belong?” A sense of belonging whether it is at work, school, church or anywhere else is probably one of the most assuring feelings one could ever have. It is the knowing that they do not consider you any different from the rest of the crowd. That feeling of being…

Living in an Abstract World

I dream of a world where we won’t get our superiority from the uncertainty of others. Where we don’t mistake kindness for weakness. Where we co-exist and not just exist. I always tell my husband and daughter that I was born in the wrong era. I am fascinated with everything old. I enjoy listening to…

Of Purpose & Being Real

“In the midst of what is new, exciting and beautiful….I prefer to see the bruise.” In the age of Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, selfies and the countless filters, applications and “instant” connections that can make us not only look good, feel good and perhaps better than anyone else…..I’ve lost myself. Who Am I? As you…