Dancing in the Chaos: Lessons from the Willow

Dancing in the Chaos: Lessons from the Willow

Photo by 捷 简 on Unsplash I have loved willow trees for as long as I can remember. At my Grandmother’s home there was one at the edge of her property. My brother and I would play in its shade. Lost in our own kingdom of branches for afternoons at a time, swinging...
The Simple Joys of Childhood

The Simple Joys of Childhood

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash As a mother of two young boys, I was always excited for them to reach the next stage. When they were infants, it was crawling, then talking and walking. When they were toddlers, it was getting to school and riding the bus, moving...
Progress Isn’t Always a Straight Line Up

Progress Isn’t Always a Straight Line Up

Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash I am a planner. Every time I have ever thought about a big task or goal my first step was always making a plan. I would do research and gather all sorts of knowledge on ways that other people have accomplished that goal and I would...
In the Direction of Your Dreams

In the Direction of Your Dreams

Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash The snow began to fall in Ohio this week. There is something about the first real snowfall that has always been magical to me. I watched as the sun came up and snow came down, waiting for enough light to get out and run. The pine...
Virtual Reality: Is this Real Life?

Virtual Reality: Is this Real Life?

Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash Early this year, I began brainstorming ideas and slogans for my business. The seriousness of the pandemic hadn’t really taken hold and all that was looming was a temporary shutdown. As a web developer and designer, I thought...
What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Photo by Artur Aldyrkhanov on Unsplash When I was a child I had a book that I got when I was in kindergarten. It tracked a number of things, recorded at each grade level. A few were, my height, my weight, who my best friend was, and my favorite color. But the all...