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  Dear Readers, My website is finally back up and running fine with all the backend fixes complete. I apologize for the long delay in this post. I had a different draft ready to go, and then today happened and I suddenly found the right words that I think I had been waiting to write all along, I just didn’t know it.   For those of you who are hurting today, I hope you can hear my heart in this.   For those of you...

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  Today’s post is the second installment in my new series Letters to Myself. Last week’s letter was to myself as a young military spouse, and this week’s letter is to myself as a brand new mother. I started this series, as I was inspired to go back and reflect on various areas of my life and give myself the personalized advice that I wished I had received, but in reality is only often found through the...

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Hello Readers,   Earlier this week I shared with you how I wanted to branch into writing about my experiences as a military spouse.   So with that in mind, today I want to write to my fellow military spouses—my friends and kindred spirits scattered across the globe—and share with you all just a few things I’ve learned along the way.   1. Being a military spouse will give you the choice to show up to life or check out....

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  Hello Readers,   I am sorry my writing over the past couple of months has been so sporadic. I had every intention of starting a new series of posting and revamping the Townhall posts the first week of August, and then life happened.   I started writing this blog, because I wanted to challenge myself to start sharing my untold stories and to create a space where others could do the same.   For a long time now, for...

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For the next few weeks, I am challenging myself to just sit down and write and share. No planning. No filtering. No positioning. No posturing. Editing only what is truly necessary.  I am trying to use my words to show up, to be brave, to be vulnerable, to be real. No promises for how good or bad  or raw or rusty or whatever this will be.    Each day drags on.   Some more than others.   The obsessions. The anxiety. The...

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Confessions of a Control Freak

Confessions of a Control Freak


Posted By on Mar 2, 2015

  Well that one month break I took from writing and blogging for our move to Oklahoma, apparently turned into two. I forgot how much work is involved in moving, and in the five months I lived out of my suitcases I also forgot how much stuff two people and a cat can accumulate over a period of three and a half years in Japan. I am happy to report that as of right now there is one box left to unpack, and one room left to organize...

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