Why are we here… Part II and Mondays


I am sharing this post again.  It was the first post I created when I started my blog a few weeks ago.  I know that it hasn’t been viewed yet, and it really speaks to the heart of what my intentions are for doing this.

Yesterday was a hard day for me.  Mondays often are.  We lost Heather on a Monday.  Yesterday was 9 months to the day since she has been gone.  There are very few hours that don’t go by without her entering my thoughts.   I guess I just wanted to put this post out there again, and invite some conversation.  I struggle with connecting with people that have experienced the same type of loss. What does that mean?  It means, This is HARD to talk about! If you have any words, to share, I would welcome the conversation.  If my words mean something to you, then I have served my purpose here today.  Thanks for taking the time. mt

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#follow your arrow


I was standing in the kitchen at work today, and I decided to flip through our little local paper while I was waiting for the kettle to boil so I could make a cup of tea.  I was chilly, it was quite a bit cooler this morning than it has been the past few days, so I was feeling the need to warm myself up.  As I leafed through the pages, I stopped at the page where the horoscopes are.  I don’t follow my horoscope.  Quite frankly, I will go months without looking at one.   Continue reading “#follow your arrow”

Who Am I?

Who Am I?  Tell me about yourself… How many times have you entered a situation where you are asked to “provide a brief introduction of yourself to share with the rest of the people here, so we know a little bit about as we are going to be working together today, blah blah blah…”   Everybody smiles, and looks around at the circle or the group of people in the room, but you know what we are all thinking, ‘not this again…’

To be honest with you, when I hear those words, I can feel myself curl up inside.  I am not ashamed of who I am, and in fact, more often than not, I enjoy working and sharing with a group of strangers or less than familiars.  The anonymity that is created by sitting down with a group that knows nothing about me is quite liberating.  What I feel a sense of unease from is that moment of, “have I said too much?” Or, “did I not say enough?” Or the one that I fear the most, “Oh my God. Did THAT just come out of my mouth? Allison, STOP talking!”

Me and my guy!

That being said, I also know that that lack of knowledge leads to potential misconceptions or misunderstandings when you don’t know people well.  So, if you are here by chance, reading my blog, allow me to introduce myself.
Hi, I’m  Allison. Continue reading “Who Am I?”

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