My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

Day 4 of 100: Seeking Serenity


“When we live life centered around what others like, feel and say, we lose touch with our own identity. I am an eternal being, created by God. I am an individual with purpose. It’s not what I get from life, but who I am, that makes the difference.”- Neva Coyle Today is a day of […]

Day 1 of 100: Begin With a Single Step


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu This morning I walked. Fortunately for me, the outside temperature was warmer than it has been recently, so I could walk outside. The “Day 1” assignment of my First 100 Days plan was 15 minutes of walking. I usually walk no […]

An Experiment in Starting Over


“I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe For the record, I am not a gambler. On second thought…. I have taken a few risks with career choices. I’ve also made some relationship choices that others considered risky. Or even crazy. Perhaps I only gamble with the […]

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Getting Unstuck


“Trust that still, small voice that says, This might work and I’ll try it. ” ― Diane Mariechild When my children were young, I learned a valuable lesson — don’t offer too many choices. I wanted my children to learn how to make decisions. To make the choice easier, I only offered two options. They could […]

Making Time for the Things I Love

Question #1: Name an activity you have always loved. My answer: Writing. Question #2: Name something other people say you do well. My answer: Writing. Question #3: Name an activity you never seem to fit into your schedule. My answer: Writing. Do you see a trend? I do. During the past three weeks since my last […]