Solstice End of Year Reflection: What’s Really Important?

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This has been a hard year.

My mom was diagnosed with ALS in February, followed by two feeding tube surgeries, a move back east and rapidly progressing symptoms. One sibling had a bad fall with complications. Another sibling needed a brain surgery and still needs a different surgery.

And yesterday, the longest night of the year, I’d started my year-in-review that often morphs into  me beating myself up about all the things I didn’t accomplish that I intended to, like:

  • only 16 blog posts/28 newsletters instead of 52
  • no speaking gigs
  • just a few books sold and no marketing plan
  • still piles and piles of mama’s files to be gone through
  • my messy, messy house

The list of what didn’t get done, or done well, could go on and on.  

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Empty Nest, Full Heart

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My nest is empty but my heart is full of: Love and pride in the amazing human being that is ready to loosen or break the apron strings,spread their wings and fly. Appreciation for the interesting, joyful, fun adult companion and friend they have become in addition to being my baby. Sadness to see them … Read moreEmpty Nest, Full Heart

A Mother’s Day Thank You

There are so many people I would love to acknowledge for their support, influence, and contribution to our parenting experiment. I know if I started naming names I would invariably forget to include someone and maybe hurt some feelings. Which I would never, ever want to do. First, of course thank  you to our mothers, … Read moreA Mother’s Day Thank You