I was looking forward to meeting the nice old couple that lived across the street from our new home on South 5th Street. If you read my last two posts, you know that my husband and I moved from Ellicott City, Maryland to western Pennsylvania last Spring. We bought a … Continue reading Eternally Together
Is it fair to expect our new house, or any house, to live up to our former "camelot?" When we went shopping for our next house, we had a smaller budget and didn't want the large yard or need the two-car garage (though that would've been really nice). Instead, location, price and a house we … Continue reading Home (Part 2)
We sold the house we had lived in for five years last June. When we bought it in 2016, we knew it wouldn't be our forever home. But even though I knew that, it didn't stop me from nesting in it, falling in love and not wanting to leave. I am the kind of person … Continue reading Home (Part one)
I've participated in NaNoWriMo seven times. I reached the 50K goal every time, but it wasn't easy. Each time was stressful and hard. But I know who I am, and I know that as soon as I sign up for this personal competition, there's no other choice for me but to succeed. I'd tear myself … Continue reading My most memorable NaNoWriMo
I started writing this article months ago. But the only part I didn't delete was the short piece I wrote during NaNoWriMo last year. I wrote a series of non-fiction/memoir pieces covering a wide range of memories and events from my life. I always come back to the goodbye essays, the ones where I remember … Continue reading Remembering a beautiful soul
I just got off the phone with an old coworker. Maria was the housekeeper for the veterinary hospital I worked in during the 90's. She's 67 today and really hasn't changed that much over the years. She's a simple person, a woman with a strong work ethic, good intentions and a crazy personality. I've always … Continue reading Going through change as an INFJ
What's life without writing? Words create a mood, initiate feelings and sometimes lead to healing. I've been writing my entire life to feel something other than the turmoil, fear and pain that follows close to me nearly every day. Poetry, stories, novellas, articles and lately, memoir. I've always loved memoir and nonfiction, but over the … Continue reading Where is your soul sleeping?
The holidays are always filled with mixed emotions for me. I am always grateful to share Christmas and New Year's with my husband, my brother-in-law and my parents. But, while I realize my blessings, I also know that over those two weeks of stepping away from myself and becoming the social hostess and dealing with … Continue reading A new year, a strong future
I think we can all agree it's been a strange and difficult year. For a highly sensitive person and INFJ like me, there were times when I wondered if I'd get through it. And it's not over yet. But I think that what I once considered my flaws are now my strengths. It surprises me … Continue reading Old Journals, New Inspiration
I recently read somewhere that INFJs tend to chase people. At first, I didn't believe it. We are introverted, quiet people as a rule and don't like to push ourselves on others. We love when our people are just as crazy about us as we are with them. But we don't chase them. It sounded … Continue reading Do you chase people?