Significant change, even good change, is hard. Sometimes it is enough to just get through it.
Category: Author: Wendi
I decided to go way back for my final summer throwback piece, to December 2019. I almost laughed out loud as I reread my idealized vision for achieving complete balance, and then had to pause as I realized I still cling to the notion that at some point in my life I will achieve perfect …
Throwback: Candid Moments of Inspiration
Lately, I have found myself frequently getting bogged down in a frustrating pattern of struggling to tackle my overwhelmingly lengthy to-do list before succumbing to mindlessly scrolling perpetually negative news updates. The mundanity was causing me to feel despondent. I realized I needed to switch gears and instead refocus on the candid moments of inspiration that continue to happen all around me.
Throwback: All That Still Is
Recently, my family navigated a bout of COVID infections which necessitated the cancellation of some highly anticipated plans. As I worked to overcome my disappointment, I was reminded of All That Still Is.
The Bittersweet Parenting Journey
Parenting can be so brutal, like a child asserting their independence, harshly declaring “I don’t want to snuggle and read with you.” Or so beautiful, like a child expressing their appreciation through a simple “I love you.” It’s a bittersweet journey.
Figuring It All Out
When I was a teenager, I couldn’t wait to grow up, do all the things, know all the answers, and finally reach a point where I had figured it all out.
The Power of a Smile
Have you ever noticed how the tiniest of interactions, even those with a total stranger, can impact your entire day?
Love is so complex. It includes feelings, emotions, choices, actions, words, and paradox. SO MUCH paradox.
Faith, Humanity, and MLK Day
“By idolizing those whom we honor, we fail to realize that we could go and do likewise.” -Charles Willie
Cheers to Reflections & Hope
Happy New Year and cheers to our first Unexpected Ever Afters blog post of 2022! To close out the past year and start anew, we thought we’d do something a little different: a joint post sharing gratitude for 2021, excitement for 2022, and a toast to the New Year. We are excited to share our memories, stories, and hopes with you. We hope you join with your own toast to 2022!