Why Mom Did Christmas Better Than Me

Christmas Tree

I used to love Christmas.  When I was a kid, it was a glorious time of decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping and family.  There was always a bowl of nuts that needed cracking and tinsel that needed hanging.  Since my siblings were all grown and gone I was Mom’s number one elf, and I relished the … Read more

The Rock Bottom Blues

Rock Bottom Blues

After following the Expert’s Guide to Living Outside Your Means, I felt like I had failed in every aspect of my life.  My finances were in ruin, I was a little overweight obese, I hadn’t thought for myself in more than 20 years.  I didn’t know who to trust so I had no support network.  … Read more

Defining “My Act” ~

The Elements of My Act

In my last post I talked about getting “My Act” together.  “My Act” – otherwise known as “the shit I need to get together” – consists of the following elements that I intend to improve upon: My finances My weight My house My career My hobbies My attitude Next is a brief synopsis of what I … Read more

My Tiara ~

My Tiara
My Tiara
Tainted or not, it’s still a tiara

I was born with a tiara because I was destined to be a princess. It was a fact of my life that I was conscious of ever since I was able to be conscious. Nobody ever told me that or treated me like a princess as a kid. It was just something I intrinsically knew. And I’m not talking about that Disney princess bullshit. No way. I meant a real-life princess. It didn’t matter that I was born into a middle-class farmer’s family. I figured my dull and tedious childhood would just add dimension to my biography when it was written about my rise to princesshood.Tainted or not, it's still a tiara Click To Tweet

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