This Mom’s Crazy Life

I’ve been MIA for a bit.  Dealing with normal busy mom stuff and some health issues.  I posted briefly before about my scare a couple weeks ago.  I felt kind of silly afterwards, but at the time it really freaked me out when the advice nurse told me to go to the ER for a possible heart attack.  I am glad I went though to rule it out.  And it made me re-examine some things in my life (but more on that in a bit).  The meds the doctor gave me did not end up working – I found this out while on a road trip with The Girl.  Lucky for us, she is old enough to drive and is a very good driver.  She ended up chauffeuring me across two states and back over a period of 4 days.

The doctor had thought it was a really bad case of heartburn – I had NO idea heartburn could be so bad it felt like a heart attack.  But then I have only had heartburn one other time in my life – that is when I was pregnant with The Girl.  However, I still had episodes as I called them daily on my trip while on the meds and then when I got back I had an episode that lasted 2 days straight –  so we ruled out bad heartburn. Continue reading “This Mom’s Crazy Life”

Near Death Experiences – Why Wait to Live Your Life?

Some friends and I were having a conversation about a month ago regarding making changes in our lives.  One friend brought up how we all know someone who has had a near death experience which has changed their priorities and caused them to step out and take risks they would not have previously.

The details are different in each case – one may have been in a near fatal car accident and now has decided to take up ballroom dancing finally.  Another may have recently battled cancer and be in remission and has decided to quit their job and travel the world.  The near death experience is different in each case and the lifestyle changes that result are varied.  However, in the end these are people who have almost lost it all and as a result have decided to stop putting off their dreams until tomorrow (which by the way, NEVER comes!) and to pursue them today! Continue reading “Near Death Experiences – Why Wait to Live Your Life?”

Mid Life Crisis, Freak Outs & Perspective

One of the things I’m working on is being my authentic self.  Part of being authentic means being vulnerable. This is very difficult for a perfectionist who wants everyone to see them at only their very best.  So once again – here I go – stepping out on a limb.  Below is an excerpt from my journal last month.  I was having a bit of a “freak out” as you will soon see.  But in the end – it was all for a good purpose.  It has led me to where I am right now.  Since this entry I have changed my perspective a bit.  Sometimes a girl just needs a good cry, a good “freak out” and a shift in perspective to totally change their life.


I just turned 43 a few weeks ago.  And I think I’m having  a bit of a mid-life crisis.  I look back over my life and realize I no longer have my whole life ahead of me – my time is becoming limited.  It is time for me to figure out what I want to do and to do it! Continue reading “Mid Life Crisis, Freak Outs & Perspective”