Is Something/Someone Truly a ‘Good Fit’?

Is Something/Someone Truly a ‘Good Fit’?

I was labeled as a “willful” child. “Stubborn and pig-headed!” as a teenager and young adult. Despite appearances, I was actually super-impressionable. For years I made choices that were better, or more appropriate, for someone else. To this day, I have to...
When I Question My Own Feelings

When I Question My Own Feelings

Whenever I express an emotion, I’m rarely ambivalent. Whether it’s “up”, “down” or just “meh”, whatever I’m feeling is apparent. But lately, when someone doesn’t seem to like, or be comfortable with whatever I’ve expressed, I’ve begun...
The “New Normal”? I Have Questions

The “New Normal”? I Have Questions

Reflections on the concept of a “New Normal” is almost daily for me. Thanks to Covid’s evil twin Delta, masking indoors in California is back. The earworm in my newsfeed: “Is this [masking] the new normal?” Of course: we need to follow protocols...
How Was I Living My Life Before the Pandemic?

How Was I Living My Life Before the Pandemic?

With a few exceptions, a few caveats, it feels like our world is slowly coming back to life. We all received a major wake-up call in 2020. Facing harsh new realities as we waged war against The pandemic. Millions of people lost that battle, and their lives. My own...
Is Social Media Making Me ‘Better’?

Is Social Media Making Me ‘Better’?

I’ve been asking myself this question for awhile now. But then another “power couple” shared a major Life Event in an online forum. My ‘ask’ crystallized. Is social media making me ‘better’? Do I need it, or does it need me? It feels like the...
The Challenge of ‘Personal Upgrades’

The Challenge of ‘Personal Upgrades’

I’ve always chased new experiences. Full disclosure, I crave them. ‘Change’ seldom feels threatening to me; even when it’s unexpected. Being thrown off-balance pretty quickly morphs into feeling flexible and resilient.  I know that a lot of people – maybe most –...
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