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.

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

Announcement

The O’Gara Clan is relocating this week. There might be delays in posting on our blog. Thank you for your patience. We can’t wait to share this next adventure with you Dear Reader.

Adulting, Be Courageous, Be Radical, Dreams, Goals, Grand Adventure, Life, Question Everything, Truth

Going Through The Motions

Life is more than going through the motions of living. You know what I mean....get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch some programming, clean up, do some laundry, go to bed....on and on same thing day after day after day until...you die. No, life is more than simply existing. Life is exciting,… Continue reading Going Through The Motions

Adulting, Be Radical, Believe, Honest, Love, Truth

Everyday Love

We should teach our children that fairytale romance is not real. Don’t believe for one second that love is fake. Love is real but perfect love that descends on you like a sweet song with sprinkled flower petals that smells of chocolate is not love. That’s Hollywood. Real love is work. It’s full out communication… Continue reading Everyday Love

Adulting, Be Courageous, Honest, Human, Life, Relationships, Respect, Truth

Commitment

Some humans have trouble with commitment. They want all the rewards and fun of the steady thing and the freedom of no strings attached at the same time. There is true agony sometimes in the choosing. We are taught that it is an either/or choice. The truth is it can be both. If commitment is… Continue reading Commitment

Adulting, Change, Event, Family, Good Stress, Grand Adventure, Home, Life, Looking Forward, Relationships, Truth

Relocating is a Bear

We are moving next week. Packing and cleaning and sorting, oh my! So many things to remember. Did we call the let me fix that for you company? Did we schedule the window shiners and grout washers? Do we empty the freezer now or wait for a full moon? Do we really need all this… Continue reading Relocating is a Bear

Adulting, Be Courageous, Goals, Grand Adventure, Honest, Human, Life, Question Everything, Thoughts, Truth

Because you Can

Humans are not always good at decision making. We often make decisions based on emotional response. We often decide to do things just because we can do it. We don’t consider that maybe we would be better off if we did not do it. Just because you can do a thing doesn’t mean you should.… Continue reading Because you Can

Adulting, Be Radical, Books, Dreams, Grand Adventure, Human, Thoughts, Words

Do you read?

Do you read? Books are all the things you’re thinking of right now. Books are movies in your mind’s eye while you are reading. They are tickets to far away lands, windows into other humans’ lives and vessels to worlds unknown. Books are a way to connect with other people who share the same interests… Continue reading Do you read?

Adulting, Change, Human, Life, Truth

Slow Yourself Down

If you don’t slow yourself down life has a way of doing it for you. Even if the timing is bad, rest when you need it. Because when life throws something at you to slow you down the time it happens is always inconvenient.

Adulting, Day Job, Goals, Happy, Human, Looking Forward, Truth

All I Wanna Do

I don’t want to be a responsible adult today. I want to sit on the sofa with my husband and dog watching old crime dramas eating junk food and drinking sweet tea. Where am I? At work being a responsible human. Y’all feel my pain? Harley Quinn the staffy