Hello and Welcome!

Who am I?
A sister, a mother, a grandmother, a friend.
A people watcher, a big kid, an observer.
An artist, a nature lover, a creator, a comedian.
An actress, a writer, a person who likes to understand how things work.
A dog lover, adventure finder, and well… so many other things.
Someone who’s been through all sorts of hell and not only lived to tell about it, but thankful for it.
How can that be? Well, you’ll have to do some reading to find out.
What do I write about?
Well, in no particular order…
My perspective of life as a 50-something.
My dog.
Community Theater and how much fun it is.
Being a grandmother.
My kayak adventures.
The beauty in ugly things.
The pain of divorce.
The little things in life to pay attention to.
How to take care of yourself when it seems impossible.
My motorcycle adventures.
Serendipity and spontaneity.
Lessons learned and lessons I’m still learning.
The disappointment & absurdity of online dating.
Relationships of all kinds.
Things most people don’t typically think about.
Amusing & strange attributes of life.
What do I hope you’ll find here?
Hope.
Inspiration.
Empowerment.
Wisdom.
Escape.
Laughter.
Tears.
A Kindred Soul.
Respite from a Weary World.
Perspective.
Strength.
Realization.
Courage.
A Reason to Smile.
A New Way to Look at an Old Situation.
The idea that even though life can bring anger, frustration, and be incredibly unfair… yet there is a way to find goodness, power and strength from the ashes.
Please take the time to read a bit while you’re here.
It might just make a difference in your life.
What you won’t find here…
5 Ways To Do Anything
9 Tips For How To Be Something You’re Not Already
How To Cook Cool Stuff Successfully
13 Uses For (Insert Mundane Household Item Here)
11 Online Dating Tips To Find Mr. Wonderful
17 Surprising Uses For Epsom Salts
… you get the idea.
Why?
Because the stuff I write about is real, just like you.
There are no magic bullets out there to fix your problems.
You need to do the work yourself, and in the end, you’ll be happy that you did.
We all make mistakes, we just take turns.
I write about my mistakes, to help people realize that no one is perfect,
mistakes are necessary to make progress, and hey…
you’re not the only one out there making them.

Now read that last sentence again.

With that, I will leave you with one of my most favorite quotes, from the movie Chocolat.
“I think we can’t go ’round measuring our goodness
by what we don’t do, what we deny ourselves,
what we resist, and who we exclude.
I think we’ve got to measure goodness
by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.”
If you agree, you might find a lot here worthwhile.

Thanks for reading this far.

~ Paula

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