A Lightbulb Moment

I know you are thinking, “Barb’s going to share some profound wisdom with us here.” Unfortunately lovely, I’ve actually been wrestling with a lightbulb. For longer than a moment. It’s been weeks. Obviously, I don’t give up easily, but I learned something from this lightbulb. I’m really good with change, if it’s a change I… Continue reading A Lightbulb Moment

Making a Mistake

To follow my heart a little bit more. That’s what I want to do, but that voice of reason came calling this morning and warned me of past mistakes. Was it really a mistake, or just part of the path that landed me here? This quote was in my FaceBook memories. I’ve learned so much… Continue reading Making a Mistake

Surprise Yourself

It’s been a little over a week since my Blogging everyday began. The idea surfaced during Thanksgiving holiday. From there it hovered around the back of my mind until the idea became something I really wanted to do. Listening to Lewis Capaldi inspired me. When I found his version of It’s the Climb, that song… Continue reading Surprise Yourself

Follow Your Heart

My daughter left me a note of advice. Reading this part makes me feel like I did something right. How many 19-year-old’s say this? “Take this time while I’m gone to do things that fill you up and make your heart smile.” This morning, I woke up feeling guilty about recent purchases. Does that ever… Continue reading Follow Your Heart

These Two Worlds

If I sit in the presence of Mr. Smith long enough, the conversation tends to grow deep. Not from me, but from him. I listen, become more quiet, until no words can form. I feel it. This morning, we were sitting on the back porch, coffee in hand, watching Stork fly in over the lake. I… Continue reading These Two Worlds

Find Your Voice

I’m sitting here before I retire for the evening and just wanted to write. People ask me what I do and I tell them about my jobs and then add, “I’m a writer.” They find my job status interesting enough, but they always look up at me with a smile when I add the ‘writer’… Continue reading Find Your Voice

Every Little Thing

In less than two weeks, I’ll be 50 years old. I don’t know what that is supposed to look like, but I don’t feel like I’ve been here for half a century! The picture you see of my pier resembles my life a year ago. Making the decision toward the very best outcome for my… Continue reading Every Little Thing

When You’re Ready

One of my Favorite Letting Go Lessons is Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships. It’s trying enough letting go of these people, but what do we do when they come back? It’s simple, but not always easy. Here are some simple steps. 1. Pick a questionable relationship in your life. One that does not align with… Continue reading When You’re Ready