dailyprompt, nature, ramblings

Finding Serenity Just Shy of Home…

Last month I returned to my home state of Oklahoma for the first time since my mother passed in 2015.  Weeks leading up to the trip, I started to become quite anxious.  While I looked forward to seeing my family and friends, there was an"edge" that kept creeping up, increasing personal doubt, fear, and resistance. … Continue reading Finding Serenity Just Shy of Home…

challenges, dailyprompt, nature, photography

Mother Nature Requires No Reservation

Let's do it again!  This is my second year to attempt the #52HikeChallenge.  Being a free spirit who makes plans on the whim, I cherish Mother Nature and the fact she does not require a reservation.  She's always there, ready to to engage and display her wondrous treasures.  All we have to do is show up!… Continue reading Mother Nature Requires No Reservation

dailyprompt, ramblings

Conversation with My-selves (Part 1)

This morning I woke startled to no alarm and immediately began to freak out.  I had less than 2hrs to get to the New Years Day "Drouthy Bear Set the Pace 5K" in Camden, Maine - 65mi from my home.  What a great way to start the New Year! Then "my-selves" started their familiar internal… Continue reading Conversation with My-selves (Part 1)

dailyprompt

Focusing Senses & Imagination for 2018

I have wanted to particulate in a 365-day photo challenge for years, but for one reason or another (debilitating self-doubt, frivolous excuses, general anxiety, fear of rejection)  never committed to the desired task. However unlike previous years, I look forward to 2018's new challenges, obstacles, freedom ... because through these, we grow.  If everything were… Continue reading Focusing Senses & Imagination for 2018

dailyprompt, sobriety

When a bottle has your name on it…

172 days.  That's how long it's been since I imbibed alcohol.  This is the longest I have gone without alcohol in my life. During the past few weeks and months, the dreams depicting drinking or drunken episodes have subsided a bit.  I still avoid the grocery aisle with liquor and beer.  I do not put… Continue reading When a bottle has your name on it…