22 – Love Is Hard

Love is defined most simply as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. It seems simple enough. In fact, it would be fair to say that most of my friendships fall within this simple definition. Love is not that simple though. At forty years old, I still can’t wrap my head […]

The Big Four-Oh

Forty. Two times twenty. The big four-oh. It came as expected, and I was surprisingly okay with it. I had expected some apprehension, because it is a BIG round number. But when the day came, I was completely okay with it. Even proud to be forty. The amazing ladies I work with decorated my office. […]

25 – Trust Your Gut

While I don’t always want to trust my gut, the truth is that it is almost never wrong. Even when I really don’t want it to be right. I have learned the hard way that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. This comes from years of trusting people I should […]

28 – Be You

One of the hardest things to be. Yet, one of the most rewarding. The thing is, if you aren’t really sure who you are, how can you be you? On even the best days, I am not always sure who I am. If I break it down, I am a Mom, a daughter, a sister, […]

29 – Money Does Not Buy Happiness

I learned this lesson fairly early in life. I was young and a single Mom. I was working at Zellers and making about $15,000 a year. This was hardly enough for a single person to live on, let alone raise a child. I did not have a lot of money, but Connor and I had […]