For most of us, January is the time for new beginnings – the time we decide to make changes to improve our health, finances and relationships. Every year I’m full of good intentions. Full of them – as in a long list of changes I want to make. Each year the list looks suspiciously similar to the year before and the year before, which leads me to the natural conclusion that I don’t stick to my resolutions.
Once upon a time there was a girl who had earned her Master’s in accounting and passed the CPA exam. Her family and friends were so proud and they were certain that her future was bright. The girl (me) wasn’t so confident. You see, I didn’t particularly like accounting and was in no rush to start my career. So, I waited tables at a waterside restaurant. I wore a short shirt, hopped on and off yachts with a tray full of cocktails and made a ridiculous amount of money, considering I was just serving food and drinks. Especially ironic since twenty years later I earn nothing for doing the same thing! Continue reading →
Ten years ago this little peanut ruled my world. She was the lifeline God gave me to finally pull myself out of the darkness that had enveloped me since Barrett’s autism diagnosis. She was the child who was not planned, but was wanted more than anything in the world. She was my miracle. Continue reading →