She Would Have Been 50 Today…

I won't lie, 50 has been a rough six months so far. At least I'm halfway through it. Since my birthday in December - which wimpered, rather than roared, in the way I had hoped it would - I have been sick with a mild and lingering case of the flu, then allergies, then a … Continue reading She Would Have Been 50 Today…

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Are We Really That Busy? or I’m Beginning to Think It’s Me

Somehow I thought adulthood would be more social... ...late nights spent laughing and drinking with friends around a table littered with empty wine-stained glasses, bread crumbs, and wax candles burned down to their nubs. Maybe there would be vacations with other families and annual "Girls' Weekend"s spent with half a dozen other women - shopping, … Continue reading Are We Really That Busy? or I’m Beginning to Think It’s Me

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 66: Getting My Groove On!

I'm not sure how long I have been talking about throwing myself a disco party for my 50th birthday, but it's been a while. #sincemy40th? In an homage to New York City's famed 70s/disco hotspot, Studio 54, long ago I decided I would call it Studio 50. #cleverright After a whole lotta hemmin' and hawin', dragging my feet, and … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 66: Getting My Groove On!

Fearless Writing Day 3: Reflecting On My Bucket List

  After writing yesterday's post about the bucket list I didn't think I had until I started writing it down, I felt pretty darn good. My punch list is essentially filled with time spent with friends, family, and loved ones and the beautiful thing about that is I can do that every day. Sure, it's … Continue reading Fearless Writing Day 3: Reflecting On My Bucket List

Following My Own Advice or Why I Have Friends Who Keep Me on Track

Thank goodness I have wise and patient friends. Who knows what bad decisions I would make without them to talk me off the shiny ledge. Today was a rough day. But in the spirit of true vulnerability and sharing the sweet and the sour of my writer's life, let me tell you all about it. #causewhynot? Maybe … Continue reading Following My Own Advice or Why I Have Friends Who Keep Me on Track

Living with Intention or “How Fun is it to Vision Board with Your Friends?”

Hello V&V followers! I am full of purpose, clarity and buzzing with energy right now. I finally  finished my vision board that I began two days ago! #deadlinemissed #sorrynotsorry Yes, I am a little late in finishing, but that is because I was busy being the Hostess with the Mostest on Saturday for a most wonderful … Continue reading Living with Intention or “How Fun is it to Vision Board with Your Friends?”