Starting something new….Fixing…broken?

After the Illinois budget hadn’t been passed for several weeks, I was laid off from a job I’d faithfully had for 12 years. I was laid off for a month. During that month, I applied for a job as an Administrative Aid at a nearby church….Although I did get called back to my job, IContinue reading “Starting something new….Fixing…broken?”

Inspirational Sayings: Choices

(Going back in history today. I wrote this as a status update last year in November and it could actually help people I think. Just thought I would share it. ) The choices you have in life will either eat you up inside-or set you free. Sometimes, you have to leave it to the universe,Continue reading “Inspirational Sayings: Choices”

Poem: It’s Okay Not to Plan

—Found another old poem on my time-line. I wrote it  back in December of 2014.– It’s Okay…Not to Plan Sometimes… If we live life as a plan… Planning for each moment, We forget to enjoy the surprises And all the little things in life… If we plan to live. Then we don’t really See life…Continue reading “Poem: It’s Okay Not to Plan”

Illinois Budget Crisis: Why Illinois needs to pass a budget

Why Illinois needs to pass a budget People and organizations in Illinois are hurting in more ways than one. Families and individuals who depended on government benefits have had to take a serious cut on the financial assistance that they receive. The Ameren PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) has become non-existent. The LIHEAP programContinue reading “Illinois Budget Crisis: Why Illinois needs to pass a budget”

Life on Pause: Starting over and Disorientation…

Good news… I did get called back to work after being laid off for a month-although, Illinois still hasn’t passed a budget…I also had an interview at another possible job…. Two positives 🙂 In other news…. I still feel- conflicted. While I will be somewhat back to my “regularly scheduled program,” (work, newspaper meetings, churchContinue reading “Life on Pause: Starting over and Disorientation…”

Life on Pause: Mind war and ramblings

Sometimes there are days I feel like the entire world is against me. I can wake up and the day starts out fine and by evening, my mind is a roaring mess. I internalize everything to keep from falling apart on others and telling them how I really feel or how they really hurt me.Continue reading “Life on Pause: Mind war and ramblings”

Life on Pause: The Meaning of Life

Two of the most asked questions in our lives often are: “What is the meaning of life?” and “Why am I here?” It is amazing, how we are born into this world and with that first breath and outpouring cry, we begin the journey, that is only to end, years later…What in the world isContinue reading “Life on Pause: The Meaning of Life”

Life on Pause: Pleasing others ….and trying to find my own happiness

So I have to admit, I have been a “people pleaser” for the majority of my life. I’ve played it safe, and always have done what I believed is right. I made sure what I was doing, was right in the eyes of everyone else too. It takes a lot for me to admit that. IContinue reading “Life on Pause: Pleasing others ….and trying to find my own happiness”

Stranger in the Mirror

Stranger in the Mirror In the mirror, an unknown world presents its reflection, As a stranger with familiar eyes, stares back… A place that was once identifiable, Now seemed unrecognizable, As a fog covered the dusty glass… What always showed beyond the reflection Wasn’t always the reality, That the mind foretold… The stranger with familiarContinue reading “Stranger in the Mirror”