The Inaugural Feast on Forty

I mentioned two posts ago that I'm planning a year long celebration of my 40th birthday (#feastingonforty). Well, yesterday was the big kick off, and I kicked it off with a few of my favorite things. For starters, I went to a local bakery and picked up a loaf of the yummiest ever cinnamon swirl bread... Continue Reading →

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It’s ma birthday!

Well, today's the big day. I woke up early this morning feeling like a kid on Christmas morning. I can't tell you the last time I was this excited about a birthday. And it hasn't disappointed. I've savored every moment of it, feeling nothing but gratitude and oh so much joy. And, so begins my year... Continue Reading →

countdown’s on…

So, the big day is fast approaching - the day I for so long dreaded and now can’t wait to celebrate - my 40th birthday. It’s AMAZING what a shift in perspective can do for one’s outlook on life. I mentioned in my last post my holiday flu epiphany. I confess that when I first... Continue Reading →

beyond the horizon

Life is so interesting. Early on we really can set ourselves up for success by embracing our inner adventurer or for a lifetime of 'not quite there yet' by attempting to follow a prescribed notion of what life "should" look like. I'm about to turn 40. It's a number I've been dreading for a while... Continue Reading →

DVR’d life

I admit, I’m a bit of a TV junkie. I can’t say I’m proud of this fact, but I definitely have some shows that it absolutely pains me to miss. Because of this slight obsession, I broke down and got a DVR. Some of my favorites this season have an element of suspense to them... Continue Reading →

do-over

Do you ever wish you could have a do-over? You, know a day when you could simply go back to bed, wake up again and start the day over? Well, today was one of those days. I can’t say why, really. Honestly, as far as days go this one was fairly average. But, all day... Continue Reading →

vulnerability hangover

Vulnerability should come with a warning label. Being vulnerable and letting people in is a really good thing and necessary for real connection. However, you’ll probably feel like an a$$ within 24 hours of letting yourself be seen. So, after my last post (you know, when I talked about wanting to be more vulnerable and... Continue Reading →

it takes a village

Have you ever met someone who is dreadfully determined in their independence? I mean the person who refuses to ask for help, refuses to accept help when offered, and is determined not to be a burden and not to need anything from anyone? Well, you have now. Hello. My name is Marjorie, and I’m obnoxiously... Continue Reading →

on being afraid

Being afraid is a b*!#@! Regardless of what it is exactly you’re afraid of, the experience of fear sucks. Heart pounding in your ears, mind racing crazy thoughts in spite of every attempt to talk yourself out of the crazy, imagination running wild, recalling every episode of CSI, NCIS, and that old show about missing... Continue Reading →

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