Showing posts from December, 2012

When Tragedy Becomes Personal

On December 14, 2012 an elementary school in Connecticut was attacked viciously and lives were changed forever.  On December 14, 2012 everybody seemed to have a theory on how this might have been prevented.  On December 14, 2012 global awareness was raised on a number of subjects.  On December 14, 2012 I was at work and only heard tidbits of information as customers mentioned what had happened, what had been reported, and chimed in with their own theories.  In the following days more rhetoric was spewed and posts abounded on Facebook. News stories continued to report versions of the truth.  In church that following Sunday we were informed that one of the victims was a member of the LDS Church and that the father had made a statement.  The sister teaching Relief Society had known the parents of that child individually prior to them having been married and creating a family.  And in the end I found myself turned off by it all.  I don't want to sound heartless but it was like overloa…

Believing in Me

It's been awhile. Two years actually since I have blogged anything.  I do not use gmail as a regular email so I was lucky to remember my password.  I was lucky to remember my actual address name.  Google wanted me to update and upgrade and I wasn't sure how long the process would be to actually get to the blogging part.  To my relief, I made it to this point rather quickly and painlessly.  It was also a bit of a relief to realize that I am not the only one who has been remiss in keeping the blog-fire going.

In the past two years we have seen many things change and many more stay the same.  Mostly I have discovered that I am still a work in progress.  I turned 43 this year.  I thought that at this point in my life I would have most things figured out.  I would have grown up, chosen a career, raised my family, and become a stalwart member of society.  Instead I began questioning everything I thought I believed. 

I believed that I needed to be married and have children to be a f…