Musings from a dreamer, who fell in love with the Pacific Northwest 18 years ago and in 2011 made it her home. I'm raising a Pinkalicious 7-year-old and a 11-year-old with a big heart - and epilepsy. Ditching perfection, celebrating life, finding joy in the journey and reminding myself daily to Let.It.Be.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I love how the universe steps in and whispers to us when we take just a moment to slow down long enough to listen. Yesterday, I'm thinking this blog has no direction, I have nothing to say, etc., etc., etc. And today, I'm utterly and completely inspired by the words of two amazing women -- one being Maya Angelou.

My direction today? One foot in front of the other. One step at a time.

Phenomenal Woman
Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Oh, my. How I've neglected my poor blog, which I started nearly a year ago. Since then, we've bought another house (which of course means we'll move to another town soon), and life continues its flow of school, work and when we can, play.

I suppose it's the fact I work in communications that I'm having a hard time with this blog ... What's my strategy? What's the purpose? Who is my audience? What do they want to hear? What can I provide that no one else can?

I know. I'm overthinking it. My goal this year, however, is to answer some of those questions and figure out my purpose, if not in life then at least in the blogosphere!

Til then ...