Hopeless Kindergartener Transforms to Extraordinary Graduate: Expectations Matter

Michael at themailbox on first day of Kindergarten and High School Graduation Day

2,637 ViewsI’m an ordinary girl living an extraordinary journey.  Some people call it luck.  Others say I’m very blessed.  I believe both of those things to be true. But they aren’t the main ingredients in my secret sauce of climbing out of the hopeless pit and into a hope fueled journey. Let’s explore, shall we? First, let’s talk ordinary.  I …

If life is handing you crap, what did you expect?

Michael as a baby, big laugh, and wearing his wire rimmed round frame glasses

679 ViewsI have always had a healthy (arguably unhealthy) amount of optimism.  I tend to be deliriously optimistic most days.  It is not always a good thing – just ask the folks that I have kept waiting because I was so optimistic that traffic would be light.  But in terms of life goals and moving forward despite the BS that …

One Mom’s peaceful vacation picture is another Mom’s worst nightmare…

small boat with thtree people on a peacful ocean at nearly sundaown. Orange sky very low golden sun

823 ViewsHope.  Merriam-Webster.com defines hope as “expectation of fulfillment or success.”  Expectation… Success… you can see why I have this “thing” with hope, right?  Interestingly, hope always seems to be portrayed/associated with light and light filled things and peaceful stuff… but I also envision hope as strength and muscles and such.  After all, in my world, hope has to carry …