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Just A Bit Of Light

Just the other day I entered the red line station, Chicago’s version of a subway, at State and Lake in the heart of downtown. I was on my somewhat daily commute to my artist’s studio when I was suddenly hit by a terrible stomach turning stench. I walked further, then down another flight of stairs and unfortunately, the smell grew more and more foul. I thought, “effing Chicago winters. Surely a main sewage pipe has burst due to this insanely...

It's Time To Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants To Be!

Yesterday was my birthday. It wasn’t a milestone or anything, but I always find myself taking a mental inventory of where I am going in life on my birthday. This year I was tempted to feel like am at a bit of a standstill. The decision to go back to college to finish my degree is one that I find myself second guessing  only about three times a week or so, but for now at least, I am committed. However, especially on...

Creativity Challenge

Ok, I give up! Finally! Although, it’s really not something I do well… giving up. But after nearly eight hours of searching, I fear I may have no choice. Three or four days ago, I was reading a brilliant albeit very short post from one of the very many blogs that I follow and the blogger who shall at the moment be unnamed, mentioned that she (I’m pretty sure it was a she) was inspired by yet another blogger (whose...

(Almost) Worldless Wednesday… Lovely Little Water Lilies

“I think that the best kind of change, is the change that comes from the inside and begins it’s way out until it emerges on the outside; a change that is born underneath then continues and spreads until it has reached the surface. That’s a true change. A powerful change. And I have found that while we are emerging, changing into something glorious; it is actually us becoming who we really are. A water lily is born underneath the water,...

5 Vacations that Really 'Work'

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending an awesome workshop by JOURNEY TO YOU author Steve Olsher. The focus of the Reinvention Workshop was to help people who want to make a change in their careers figure out the next logical steps to getting where they want to be. I, like most bloggers, would like to transition from part-time poor blogger to full-time paid blogger someday and I found the workshop to be extremely helpful. One of the...

Chips and HP to save the day

Today was one of those whirlwind-everything-that-can-go-wrong-will-go-wrong kind of days. It started with a big row with the Husb over who can even remember what. Then I was late to meet my sister who is visiting from Florida. My brand new cellphone was acting as if it were possessed, reminding me every ten minutes of messages that were NOT in my inbox! And to top it all off, car trouble out of nowhere. Just as the car completely conked out, my...