November 21, 2011


So, this month-as I do every November- I've been trying to focus on things I'm thankful for.  One exercise I've done is posting a status update on Facebook every day with something I'm grateful for.

This time in my life is a transitioning period.  I'm still trying to figure a lot of things out, and adjust to my new life situation.  Change is definitely a learning, stretching, growing experience if we let it be.
I am grateful for the scars.  They have molded and shaped me into who I am today.
I have learned I have more strength then I previously thought I did.  More often than not it comes from God.  There is power in prayer and asking for strength.

One thing I've learned too is if we take time to focus on our blessings before we go to bed at night, it helps our wheels to stop spinning.  You know what I mean.  When all you can think about is this negative downward spiral and one negative thought leads to another, and another.... you get my point.  By focusing on what we have, what talents or abilities we have, our friends, our family it turns the spiral upside down and we begin to ascend.  ASCEND.

We can therefore look up.  And if we are looking up-we can see and recognize things to be grateful for.  I wish for you all to look up.  You will find blessings.  You will.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 1, 2011

Speed Dating

Hello beautiful blog readers,

I know it's been a while since I've posted a real blogpost.  Please forgive me.  Even though my divorce is final it's still been a rough past couple of months.  Which brings me to the topic of my post.  Speed Dating.

Has anybody tried this?  What was it like?

I had my first taste of speed dating last Friday when I went to a mid-singles Halloween dance.  They had a card for everyone and a number assigned to you.  Women on one side, men on the other and off you went for 45 seconds asking and answering questions.  If you liked the person then you circled his number on your card, and if they liked you, they circled your number.  Then when all was said and done you handed in your card (it had your e-mail address on it) and if you had circled their number AND they had circled yours they would set you up to meet again.

It is actually very interesting what you can learn about a person in 45 seconds.  I met some great people who shared a lot of the same interests as me (U2 fan is a MUST!), which was great.  And then there were some creepy ones too.  Like the guy who was recently released from the mental hospital and is on about 5 medications, or the guy who spends all of his time taking apart small appliances and examining their motors...seriously what gives?

Well, I'm sure I'm in for many more adventures in dating land.  Wish me luck!