An Unexpected Expense

Fiscally responsible is not how I would describe myself, but I have been working on it.  I have cancelled all of my pre-booked $160 hair appointments, switched my $5.95 daily coffee to a regular $2.00 coffee, and stopped drinking alcohol on a regular basis – not that I was a heavy drinker, but it all adds…

A Dog’s Love

My eyelids flicker; something feels wet – what is that?  As my mind wakens from a dead sleep, I feel something softly brush across my lashes.  Once I reach full consciousness, I smile, as I understand that the soft carrasses across my lids are actually puppy kisses from Olivia. My eyes open, and I am looking straight…

In Debt & Stress Out

Debt! How can one small four letter word cause so much stress and anxiety?  Why can I not escape from the clutches of seemlessly endless debt?  I don’t live in an over priced home, I don’t take lavish vaations or spend ridiculous amounts of money on clothing.  Yet here I am with $40,000 of debt, and…

A Sunrise of Clarity

Sometimes I feel like I am living in a fog.  I question whether or not I am only going through the motions of my day without actually living.  These thoughts run through my mind on a pretty regular basis, and it’s only mornings like todays when I have some clarity. It was 6:30 a.m., and…

Morning Interrupted

The sound of the alarm startles me this morning; can it really be 5:00am already?  I hit the snooze button and snuggle back into my bed.  5:05am, off goes alarm number two – NOOOO I don’t want to get up.  And here comes the internal dialogue I have with myself every morning: “Get up and…

To Date or Not to Date

If you asked me when I was thirty if ever I wouldn’t be interested in dating, I would have said, “Hell No.”  I love being in love, or at least I used to.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been single for three years, and I don’t think it is because I haven’t found…

Unordinaryly Anxious

Anxiety has become a common disorder in the society we live in.  With the demands of fast paced living, it’s hard to keep our bodies in a state of calm.  I have always suffered from anxiety; although, I didn’t know there was a name for what I had until being diagnosed with it after my…

FRIDAY – GYM OR WINE

TGIF – Friday’s are by far my favorate day of the week, as I imagine  it is for many people. Not only is it the end of my work week, but also the best night to get a work out in.  There is nothing better than finding the gym mostly empty.  You have your choice…