Step Up to the Microphone

I’m currently attending a community safety forum to hear professionals talk about keeping kids safe on the internet. Great information. There’s a microphone on the floor for question and answer but all I can think about is singing Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time” karaoke style. (I’m a terrible singer but that’s a minor detail)

I’m often overcome with a need to perform when I see a mic in a large room.

Know what I mean?

Happy New Year!?


How many days into the new year do we stop saying, “Happy New Year”? Sometime after the 3rd it started feeling awkward to me but then I decided that maybe it was appropriate for people you hadn’t seen or spoken to just yet. But I’m not really sure. Is this a question for Miss Manner or Amy?

If you haven’t been told by anyone lately, Happy New Year. I sincerely hope your year is filled with joy, peace, love, abundance and the ability to endure the difficult times.

Be well, healthy and whole.


I love writing. I love having the opportunity to communicate a thought or idea. I’ve taken time off. Call it a hiatus or a need to get in touch with my own voice and thoughts and opinions. Who am I? What do I want to convey to the the reader? Where do I focus my efforts? 

After all this time off I’m still not really sure that I want a theme as much as I just want to write. 

I’ve gone through a lot in the last two years. Do you ever feel like it’s one thing after another? I’m not saying it’s all bad. Some has been great others things have been meh. But that’s life right? Isn’t it? 

This blog is going to continue to be random and filled with what may be statistic driven data or just things I’ve learned over the years. 

In the mean time, keep on keeping on, hang in there, trouble don’t last always and in most places of the world, “The sun will come out tomorrow…”. Tomorrow is your opportunity to give it one more try. 

Give somebody a twenty second hug today to extend their life and yours.  

Blogging Goals (Blogging 201 Day 1)

I live for goals. I like to manage expectations and know when something is achieved and if it’s not, explore the whys. Funny, I like goals but I have yet to adopt list making as an everyday task. What’s the difference in making a task list as opposed to setting goals? In my mind one is tedious and the other is not necessarily hovering over me on a minute by minute basis. Does that make sense?

The first assignment asked us to set some goals for out blog. I am terrible about being consistent with blogging. I know… That needs work. I promised myself and my readers that I would be more consistent and write more often and guess what? I haven’t. My apologies. I did finally realize today why I have not been writing. I started working out every weekday morning. What does that have to do with anything? It has everything to do with not writing. I usually write between 4am and 5am but now I am up preparing to leave the house at that time. My goal is to arrive at the gym by 6am. What to do? What to do? I don’t know…It looks like I will have to become more organized in other parts of my life in order to compensate for the blogging time. Technically speaking (why am I using that phrase? There is nothing technical about what I am speaking of), I will have to prepare the night before. I like getting up and making my breakfast and lunch in the mornings. But if I want to continue writing then I need to change that up and prepare in the evening. Why not just blog in the evening? I am a morning person. I am not sure how easy it would be to make that change. Besides, being the mom of four kids, during the school year we have activities and homework. You could wake up earlier! No, I am not waking up at 3am to blog. As much as I love blogging, I need to get some sleep. Reread the part about activities and homework then add in making a nutritious meal and trying to have real conversations with them before I crash.

My goals are to get ready in the evenings instead of the mornings.
Write three times a week in the morning.
Read and comment on blogs I am currently following and some I will follow in the future.