salt of the earth

So, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. I feel caught between trying to apologize and explain/justify why I haven’t written on a weekly basis like I said I was going to do and feeling silly at apologizing to some ambiguous and unknown audience as if you were impatiently waiting for me to post. It’s fine. I’m fine. … Continue reading salt of the earth

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Blessed are those who…. have it all together?

I find myself nearly caught up with my to do list. Seriously guys, I’m killing it right now. I’m in a rare moment of being ahead of the game with work, the pile of “to be graded” is low and there are well thought-out plans waiting for next week’s lessons.  I’ve made time to not … Continue reading Blessed are those who…. have it all together?

The Perils of People Pleasing, or Influence Apart From Manipulation

“Focus on your intentions.” That is some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten. In addition to (or perhaps in conjunction with) being a recovering nice girl, I’m also trying to kick the horrid habit of being a people pleaser. I used to cringe at the thought of letting someone down or not being who … Continue reading The Perils of People Pleasing, or Influence Apart From Manipulation

Confessions of a Recovering Nice Girl, or Sweetness Apart from Passivity

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city” ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess I used to be a “nice girl”. It was somewhat inescapable, being a middle child growing up in small town Iowa, in a Christian home.  I … Continue reading Confessions of a Recovering Nice Girl, or Sweetness Apart from Passivity

Shy

Today's Daily Prompt: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. I used to be painfully shy.  I was the girl in elementary school that would blush when she got called on in class.  So self conscious, I was the wallflower at school dances, and rarely … Continue reading Shy