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The Call That Beckons You to Answer

The Call That Beckons You to Answer

Tweet The truth doesn’t show itself in niceties. It doesn’t come from pushing down, holding back, staying polite, but angry. Honesty doesn’t derive from hiding away, pretending everything is all right. It is a force that won’t be ignored that will rattle, ruin and rot […]

How a Freelance Writer Created Her Own Successful Musical in Hawaii

How a Freelance Writer Created Her Own Successful Musical in Hawaii

Tweet I first learned about Marcia Zina Mager in the most unlikely of places. Craigslist. It was last year and I was trolling the site for writing jobs when I came across her writing coaching services ad and I was intrigued, so much so that I […]

Itching for Meaning

Itching for Meaning

Roses
At one point in your existence, you’re going to want more. The life you’ve been living will feel uncomfortable like a scratchy sweater, like a cold tiled floor in the winter. It will make you toss and turn at night, make you wake in a cold sweat. It will turn you into the miserable uncle you once despised.

Or perhaps, you’ve already lived this way for the past several years and life is now throwing stones at you for your attention. It’s the illness you were diagnosed with or the job you were laid off from. These are signs people! These are signs that you need to wake up. Life is not giving you a could shoulder, it’s desperately trying to get you back on track.

Where are you stagnant in your life?

What are you settling for that you shouldn’t be?

What have you outgrown but are too afraid to let go of?

Perhaps a trip, a reconnection with an old friend or an inspiring movie has triggered this change of heart.

I hope you’ll use it as fuel to begin living your dreams!

I just started reading Carrying On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton. I could almost quote everything she says in her book. Everything is so spot on and inspiring:

Here’s my hunch: nobody’s secure, and nobody feels like she completely belongs. Those insecurities are just job hazards of being human. But some people dance anyway, and those people have more fun.”

I’m admittedly one of those people who feels full of insecurities, like the world is super cool and I’m one giant dork. But I’m starting to get okay with that. I’m starting to reach in and look for something more grounding, deeper and more meaningful.

This month, I’m finally facing one of my fears-public speaking. Join me and watch me be all red-faced and awkward but speak anyway at Moms in Hawaii and HMSA’s next Mom-O-Rama event.

Mom-O-Rama

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Release the Net

Release the Net

Tweet I have a net that seeks to capture every jumping fish in the ocean, every balloon in the sky of my mind. “Just in case,” it thinks. “I might need it for a rainy day.” The things I need to pack, the conversation I need […]

Wave Lessons: What Waves Teach Me About Life

Wave Lessons: What Waves Teach Me About Life

Tweet It was an ominous day on the North Shore of Oahu. As I drove through traffic, the beaches were surprisingly sparse save for the rare tourists mesmerized by wicked winter waves. I watched as the gray crest rose up high and fell even harder. […]

Fall Season Fun

Fall Season Fun

Sorry I’ve been so out of touch lately. My excuses start with baby and end with work. Not much in-between time to do the fun stuff like blogging. But while I have a few minutes, I wanted to share a fall quickie that’s add a touch of autumn to our all-year-round summer Hawaii home.

Double Pumpkins

Basically, I bought two miniature pumpkins from the market at $.79 each and placed them on a decorative bowl I already had from Target. I haven’t decided whether I’m going to decorate these guys yet. Time (if there’s any leftover) will tell. {P.S. Thank you Fotor photo for helping me step up it a notch with pretty picture effects.}

mini pumpkins

{I’ve been dropping pumpkins around the house for a sum total of 4 – me, my husband, our new baby and our old baby bunny.}

Gratitude bowl

This idea was inspired by my favorite bloggers Young House Love. Basically, as a way to keep gratitude and love alive especially in a new baby/two work-at-home parents household, I adopted an idea to preserve, recognize and appreciate my spouse through a gratitude bowl. It’s as easy as take note of something your loved one did, write it on a post-it and drop it in. I’m hoping to read these coming Thanksgiving and save them in what I hope will be our 2013 photo album.

How about you? What have you been busy creating this season?

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How to Hang a Backless Frame

How to Hang a Backless Frame

Tweet At the last minute, I decided our kitchen wall needed a few more personal photos. That’s what happens when you’re home all day with a new baby. Now that we’ve added a little bundle of blue to our family, hanging up a montage of […]

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