Day 41: Mindless

Twas the night before the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring, but mostly because we only have plants, no pets. I’ve never seen evidence of any mice here, but I guess there is a squirrel in our roof, so maybe that counts. Anyway, he is not stirring either….

Day 40: Energy

Doing something for someone you love can renew your energy. Many people have probably noticed this as parents, or with other family members. I’ve noticed this often with my husband. We’ll both be tired, but the moment one’s feeling dizzy or a headache, the other can automatically do anything. So much of our state is…

Day 38 & 39: Camping & Beets

Day 38: It was turning into one of those nights. You know, the nights you don’t remember after 2 or 3 days. Daniel and I were both scrolling through our respective Facebook feeds, half watching something on TV out of the corner of our eyes. But something in me snapped and I thought to myself,…

Day 37:Hugs

There are some problems that just a hug can solve. 

Day 36: Useful pain

A few days ago, as I was scrapping ice off my windshield (yes, it’s that time of year once again), in my adorable boots, I rolled my ankle. I’ve had much worse but usually when doing something that deserves it. I’ll heal, so there’s no need to worry. No bruising, no swelling, nothing to prove…

Day 35: Silence

gratisography.com The haunting sounds of Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence may reflect most appropriately what I was feeling last night. “Silence like a cancer grows…” Silence is powerful; it can be restorative, inspiring, unsettling, dangerous, terrifying or painful. 

Day 34: Read

I’ve seen plenty of sources citing that we don’t read anymore. While I remember this everytime I read through the comments section in magazine articles (you can’t comment on the title alone people!) there is still a fair share of reading going on. We spend hours reading through our Facebook or Twitter timelines. I’ll admit,…

Day 33: Marriage is a classroom

Today we reached a milestone. A whole year of marriage! I’m sure that now makes us experts. Tonight we sat down and chatted about what we’ve learned in this year and what our goals are for the next. As we laid out our goals and objectives I began to understand something. Marriage is a opportunity…

Day 32: Strengths

There’s a great workshop you should check out brought to us by Oprah. Hosted by Marcus Buckingham, Take Control of your Career takes 29 women through the process of discovering themselves to better enjoy their careers. One of the concepts that he brings up is that you grow the most in your strengths. He’s written whole…

Day 30 & 31: Silence & Learning

Last night we drove from Key West back to Miami. And by we I very much mean Daniel. I stayed staring out the window, at the stars nearly the whole ride. It’s amazing, when you’re driving on a bridge through the ocean, there’s just about zero light pollution to distract from the brilliance of the…

Day 29: Open your eyes

Selfishness blinds you to others’ pain. Let’s just say, I’m still learning how to be a good wife. 

Day 26, 27 & 28: Catching up

Day 26: Sometimes the most medicinal response to stress is a good cry and a strong hug.Day 27: Friendship trumps entertainment. Day 28: Excuses don’t change what did or didn’t happen; the only thing they change is perspective.