Monthly Archives: September 2015

Playing Dress Up

With Halloween fast approaching, I have been thinking a lot about what to wear this year for a costume … now if you truly knew me, you would know how odd this is. I used to dread this time of year. I was always the one turning down invitations to a Halloween costume party. I would avoid them like the plague. I used to wonder why some people wanted to dress up in silly, offensive, scary and/or skimpy get ups. I used to shiver at the thought.

But the last few years, I have been trying to make a conscious attempt at being more social. So the invitations have increased. And I have come to believe that many who dress up may be less inhibited, more carefree, more creative. Maybe these enthusiastic people who participate and look forward to this favorite holiday tradition have better sewing skills or a more versatile wardrobe than me.

Lately, I am leaning more to the mindset of wow who doesn’t want to dress up and pretend to be something / someone else for a day?! What kind of person doesn’t like dressing up for Halloween? I have slowly adopted the idea. It’s just fun trying to be creative, think out of the box, come up with ideas for a costume that many will not conceive. How many times, do we as adults, get to put our hair down = or up, just stop being our normal, every day self, shed our uptight personalities? Heck, I don’t care how old you are, it’s just a fun time waiting to happen.

I am slowly accepting that I am just a theme party kind of gal. I like parties with themes where I get to re-invent myself for a few hours.

Hmmmm …. glamorous movie star, princess, sexy nurse…ooohhh firefighter, oh no warrior. Black & white, Great Gatsby, all white party, pajama party, travel theme, Breakfast Club party, Work of Art Party – they all await me. So many choices. So much fun just waiting to happen.

With grace in my step, hope in my heart…creativity in my mind.

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Dating and all things T …

Ok, so for those following my journey, many know that I tend to go on dating sprees every January and then every July. January probably because I was a tad sad at spending the holidays alone so I make a new years resolution to date, to put myself out there. Come July, with the warmer weather, I probably feel the desire for adventure, fun, long summer nights, salty kisses …

But lately I have been toying with the idea of dating only on days that start with the letter T, dating only men whose name starts with the letter T, dating men from towns, cities, counties, countries that start with the letter T … see my T Trend?!

I am going to attempt this T Trend dating and keep all of you posted. Wish me luck. Can’t hurt – at this point, even a zany approach to dating may be my best option yet.

Here’s to all good things T …

Trust
Truth
Teamwork
Thankfulness
Time
Thrive
Tenderness
Touch
Tranquility
Tenacity
Tickles
Tradition
Thrills
Triumph
Transformation
Tenacity
Transparency
Tolerance
Timeliness
Teachable


My Music Memorial to my Forever Heart

I love the quote by “Where words leave off, music begins.” ― Heinrich Heine

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
― Victor Hugo, Hugo’s Works: William Shakespeare

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
― Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays

Today I sit alone, quietly yet loudly … music is my solace. Today I cry, no longer in silence to pay tribute to my forever heart and my three other best friends who all perished on 9/11. I lost so much that one day 14 years ago – that I still can’t seem to fully understand, move on from. Unfortunately in our lifetime we will all face the inevitable… the loss of a loved one – be it a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, family member, close friend, significant other or even a family pet. The death of that loved one has got to be one of the most powerful events that we will face in our lifetime. I also believe that almost everyone who has ever lost someone they really loved will remember them through the power of music – by a song that relates to a memorable experience in their life – a moment that is frozen in time. Everyone has there own personal way of coping with grief and it varies from person to person. Sometimes it helps to cleanse our mind with tears when emotions build up inside – it helps me. Michael’s love made me brave; God’s love gives me strength. Being able to share my grief, gives me understanding, perspective…as always with grace in my step, hope in my heart.


Find your passion … Wake up!

Yes, we all must be reminded to find our passion – no more settling!

“Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.” – Joss Whedon

Need to find my happy place … places. On my forever journey with purpose, passion … with grace in my step, hope in my heart. ❤


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