My (Not-So-Super) Sweet Sixteen

Lots of little girls dream about the perfect wedding – the cake, the dress, the man. I was never into wedding planning as a kid, and surprise of surprises, not much has changed on that front over the years. Instead, when I was a kid I obsessively planned my 16th birthday party. For some reason,…

WordPress Zero to Hero: Day 1 – Why Blog?

The Daily Post is hosting a 30-day jump start into better blogging. What are you waiting for? Sign up for Zero to Hero now! I originally started blogging because I love to write, and thought it would be a great way to get some thoughts out of my head and down on (imaginary) paper. One…

Seven Words That Matter

A couple of days ago, the Daily Post asked us to boil down the human experience to seven important words. My personal motto has been “Faith, Courage, Wisdom – Truth” for around 16 years now, and it remains the same, even though they’re all very lofty ideals. Frequently they’re so lofty that I completely lose…

There’s No Place Like…

Every day, I check out the Daily Post prompt to see if it’s something that I could use in my daily self examination. For me, blogging is (at least for now) something that I do to find out more about myself, to look for answers, and to find other people who have some of the…

Thanks For Everything…And Nothing

Today’s Daily Post prompt¬†asks that we take a second to give thanks to or for something. In the spirit of not being a complete asshat, I’ll say my nice stuff first: Thanks Mum, for being sweet and slightly weird. You’ve helped me carve out a niche for myself as a similarly sweet, and somewhat-less-than-kooky person….

She Shall Have Music…(and Camping Equipment)

“Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross To see a fine lady upon a white horse; With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes She shall have music wherever she goes.” I’ve loved that nursery rhyme since I was a little thing. I learned to read properly using a huge (to me it was…

The Gift

When I was young, someone told me a story about Jesus, perhaps based on a saying by Mother Teresa. He could be anywhere, wearing any disguise, watching what I was doing and seeing if I was living a good life. Specifically, this incarnation of Jesus might one day show up at my door, dressed as…

Taking a Stab at a Personal Tagline

I’ve been obsessing over today’s Daily Post prompt all day, and am no closer to an answer than I was at 10am this morning. Today we’re supposed to write a tagline. For ourselves. Ack. Since my career is actually in marketing, it’s more than a little disheartening to have absolutely no clue what to write….

Procrastination, Be Gone!

Today’s Daily Post prompt is to craft a missive to a personality trait that you dislike, telling it to basically shape up or ship out. In the interest of being true to this goal, this post will be short(ish). Dear Procrastination, I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that you chose to…

The Perfect Rainy Afternoon

Today at the Daily Post, they’ve asked us to describe our perfect, rainy afternoon. This is the true story (with a few tiny embellishments) of a favorite rainy day from my childhood.¬† It was mid-summer, when the expanse of warm days behind you seems almost as endless and uncountable as that which lays before. I…