The Army Life Journey

Was Getting My Master’s a Mistake?

Originally written March 2019 Growing up, it was simple enough.  You studied hard, made good grades, and joined a few clubs or extracurricular activities all so you could apply to a number of good schools, get accepted to one or all of them, and finally be on your way to having the profession of your… Continue reading Was Getting My Master’s a Mistake?

The Army Life Journey, Uncategorized

We are the Hands and Feet: The MilSpouse and Job Hunting Blues

Milspousing (military spouse-ing) ain't easy.  And while we might have been excited about joining this lifestyle, it's unfair to say that we knew what was coming down the pike.  We. Did. Not.  Now, I wrote a blurb about the challenges military spouses face.  But today, I want to specifically discuss how gosh dern difficult it… Continue reading We are the Hands and Feet: The MilSpouse and Job Hunting Blues

The Momming Journey

We All Need a Little Reckless

Well, it's official.  I don't have enough fun.  Can I say I'm surprised?  Not really, no.  But is it all my fault?  Well, possibly.  You see, as a mom with three kids diagnosed with special needs and as a wife to an active duty service member, my life stays busy.  My brain is constantly going… Continue reading We All Need a Little Reckless

The Momming Journey

What Did I Do Wrong? A Reminder in the Struggle

No one likes to be disappointed, especially when you've worked so hard and wanted something for so long.  We are taught as children that anyone can be or do whatever he or she wants to do, as long as he or she works hard for it.  And this is still very true.  Most people who… Continue reading What Did I Do Wrong? A Reminder in the Struggle

The Personal Journey

When You Lose Your Inspiration: A Writing Journey

On November 1, I set out to begin what I'd been promising myself I'd do before the year was over.  At the birth of a new year, I made the resolution that I was going to start my first novel before 2018 was through, even if it meant just writing a sentence or two to… Continue reading When You Lose Your Inspiration: A Writing Journey

The Army Life Journey

The Restless Military Spouse

"She stood in the storm; and when the storm did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails"- Elizabeth Edwards The life of a military spouse is adventurous, to say the least!  You get to travel to, and live in, all kinds of new and different places, at the expense of the government, and you… Continue reading The Restless Military Spouse

The Personal Journey

The Writing Journey: Writing From a Place That Hurts

"When you write naked, you're doing this each time, allowing the reader a glimpse of yourself.  Not everyone is going to like who you are... Strip to your bare skin and write your book in the glorious, raw mess just as nature intended."  Jennifer Probst, Write Naked, a bestseller's guide to writing romance and navigating… Continue reading The Writing Journey: Writing From a Place That Hurts

The Popular Journey

Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now

Growing up Catholic, I was taught the fundamental difference between good and bad.  Part of my parochial education was learning what constitutes a true mistake, a mortal sin, and original sin- the sin that comes to us in birth originated by the first sin committed by Adam and Eve.  I also learned that one has… Continue reading Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now