endings and saying goodbye

Endings and goodbyes are never easy. When facing the end of something you loved, the final curtain call can be excruciating and heartbreaking. Even in the moments when the ending is welcomed and for the best, actually breaking away and closing the door is difficult.   Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and talking about it with my daughter. This weekend she danced for the final time with her competition dance team…. Read more »

believe in your dreams

My everyday jewelry includes three bracelets with phrases that I like to focus on throughout my day. One of those bracelets simply states, “Believe.” Although it was an Origami Owl Christmas product, I find that it suits me well every day. Every time I look down, I am reminded to believe in myself and to believe in my dreams.   When I talk about believing, I mean believing in something that defies all the odds. It’s not like saying “I… Read more »