Category Archives: Happiness


It isn’t often that I am alone. With kids, a husband, full time job and volunteering, I am always surrounded by people.   I saw this empty bench on a walk last week and the first thing I thought was, if I … Continue reading

Taking the First Step

It is June in the Pacific Northwest and the rain has returned. My garden and I are both very happy.  Go outside and enjoy it!

As I sang along to the radio on my way to work, Natasha Bedingfield’s song, “Unwritten” played.  I can’t believe how perfect the song matched how I was feeling. I’m getting my blog going and feeling so energized about the direction my life is taking me. I feel like I am staring at a blank canvas and I can make it look anyway I want to.

I am taking steps that scare me and I want you to do the same thing. I want you to be happy too. Follow these three steps this weekend and let me know how you feel.

Step 1: Identify what you did as a child that you enjoyed but no longer do because it isn’t a grown-up thing to do.

Step 2: Go and do it anyway.

Step 3: Share and be proud of what what you did to be happy.

Seems pretty simple right?  I know it isn’t.

Taking pictures of myself is not something I usually do.  The photo above took a lot of guts to post.  My inner voice is telling me I will be judged, people will think poorly of me if it isn’t perfect, look how big my nose is, and isn’t she conceited taking pictures of herself.

Shut up inner voice!  Have fun, feel free, be happy and let your excitement shine through.  If people don’t like it, then that is their problem.

My goal for this weekend is to take more fun pictures and maybe even let someone else take a picture of me!

As the song says, “The rest is still unwritten.” What are you going to do this weekend that scares or excites you?