Adulting, Aging, Change, Friendship, Life

Friendship is Weird

We find people we want to hang with so we do. Then we discover we like similar stuff so we do that. Then over time we like new stuff and our friend doesn’t like the new things. We are still friends but we don’t do stuff together anymore. See? It’s weird.

Adulting, Be Courageous, Change, Goals, Grand Adventure, Honest

I Drink Champagne Now

You used to be my cup of tea but I drink champagne now. One day I woke up and decided I no longer liked lukewarm tea. However my tea would not get hot. It was not behaving like a good tea should. I packed my bags and went on a search for something sweet and… Continue reading I Drink Champagne Now

Adulting, Aging, Change, Family, Honest, Human, Life, Thoughts

Memory is a Strange Friend

I am struggling to remember simple things like conversations with my husband from this morning but ask me what I wore to the 8th grade prom I’ll describe it too you down to the pink asymmetrical hemline. Why is memory so weird? I’m worried that like many of my relatives I will develop dementia. Every… Continue reading Memory is a Strange Friend

Adulting, Be Radical, Change, Goals, Human, Life

Don’t Settle Unless You Must

Five years ago my husband and I were in a situation where we had to get a house fast. So in a matter of six days we got a house to rent. We settled for what we could afford and what we could find in a hurry. We’re always told to live our best life.… Continue reading Don’t Settle Unless You Must

Be Courageous, Be Radical, Change, Home, Human, Land of The Brave, Respect, Stand on Truth

Is Patriotism Dead

It seems to me that people do not respect the fact that no matter who the president is or what color your state is we Americans are blessed to be in the greatest country on the planet. People come here because it’s better than where they left. Spend five minutes with a person seeking American… Continue reading Is Patriotism Dead

Adulting, Be Courageous, Change, Goals, Good Stress, Grand Adventure, Human, Life, Peace, Stand on Truth

Discipline is painful

I am not talking about the switch grandma put on your bare legs. Yeah, that hurt. Discipline to improve yourself to grow as a decent human hurts too. Making a plan, seeing it through, doing the right thing, and improving is worth all the pain it takes to get there. After the pain comes the… Continue reading Discipline is painful

Adulting, Be Courageous, Change, Family, Focused Simplicity, Good Stress, Grand Adventure, Honest, Human, Life

Stress is Weird

Ever seen a funeral where people start laughing? Ever seen a person colapse with tears? Ever seen someone so frustrated that they growl? Stress is a weird thing. It demands attention. If you ignore it you will get sick or have a mental breakdown. Stress shows up when life is going well and when it… Continue reading Stress is Weird

Adulting, Change, Family, Goals, Grand Adventure, Home, Human, The O'Gara Clan

A Full House

My house is a shambled mess right now. We just moved and are unpacking. I was grumbling about all we have to do and my momma said… “A full house means you have a life”. That is one of the best things my momma every said to me. She is right! It’s a fantastic sight.… Continue reading A Full House

Adulting, Be Courageous, Be Radical, Change, Grand Adventure, Human, Life, Truth

Perspective

Life is all about perspective. Things can be in the preverbal toilet and yet if you can find a happy reason to climb out, there you go. Perspective. I am alive. What's the alternative? Death. The opposite of alive is dead. See? It is all a matter of perspective. Got it?

Adulting, Change, Faith, Grand Adventure, Thoughts, Trust, Truth

Out of Control

The older I get the more I come to realize so much of life is beyond my control. What is in my control are my emotions, my reactions, and my choices. That’s all I got. The rest I leave to divine intervention.