I recall you wearing purple and yellow braided barrettes when we had a fight and you stopped speaking to me. We had gone to a fun fair at our school the night before, and you had become friends with the new girl on our street. We didn't talk for three months, but it felt like years.… Continue reading Braided Barrettes
https://anchor.fm/agracefulllife/episodes/80s-Names-My-Name-is-on-the-List-Grieving-e1jmprt When I heard this song one day, it made me think about the names I grew up with. So I put "80s names" into Google. The search turned up this article: Baby Names Losing Popularity in the 21st Century My name was #15, which was ironic. Why is that ironic? Because from 1970 to… Continue reading Podcast-80’s Names| My Name is on the List | Grieving
I’m sitting in my cozy chair, soaking in the January sun, with my cup of coffee in my hand and my dog curled in my lap. I stare out the window at the sun, snow, and barren branches, while listening to the healing music on my playlist in the background. I have achieved Zen. But,… Continue reading Goodbye January
"Exercise 9: Free writing a memory. Choose a moment you don't remember well and free write about it in the present tense. Any memory fragment will do. Here are a few memory sparkers if you don't have one in mind: your earliest memory, an embarrassing moment, an experience that took your breath away, your first… Continue reading Tapestry
I was grabbing some glasses out of our dining room cabinet one day when I noticed this book tucked into the corner: Miss Suzy was probably my favorite childhood story book. I felt like I was a child again as I flipped through the pages. It's a bit jarring when my two worlds merge like… Continue reading Is Your Favorite Childhood Book the Key to Who You Are?
It didn't. Make me a better person. However, I typed my topic of "Halloween candy" into the Portent Content Idea Generator that I discovered on Ally Bean's blog a while back, and this was one of the titles that appeared. It was either that or "What the Amish Can Teach You About Halloween Candies." By… Continue reading Halloween Candy Made Me a Better Person