Ashes from the 2020 Dumpster Fire


If you are a follower of my not widely followed publication of "The World According to Carissa" you are acutely aware of my aversion to speeding through life, skipping over tradition, and missing out on the here and now. This won't be a super popular sentiment but I am also not in favor of kicking … Continue reading Ashes from the 2020 Dumpster Fire

Four things I’ve learned through The Process of mud mucking


I've been thinking about the idea of Process a lot lately. I'm fighting this American ideal of wanting things now and not putting in the hard work to get it. Or deciding I've labored enough and someone should just hand me the things I want NOW. I don't deal well with plodding. I put my … Continue reading Four things I’ve learned through The Process of mud mucking

We Have a Cheesy Movie Kind of Love


DH and I celebrated our 20th Valentine's Day together tonight. So it was really appropriate for my daughter asked me tonight how I knew I was in love with my husband. My lame, weak answer is really the truth. I just knew. So she pushed a little further and said, "Well, yeah, but HOW did … Continue reading We Have a Cheesy Movie Kind of Love

A Few Non Sequential Thoughts Concerning Fear and Success


It's not that successful people are perfect. They still expect failure. But rather than letting it knock them down to the fetal position they get back up again and learn from their mistakes. Successful people expect great things to happen. But they know they will not happen all in the same time frame. Success and … Continue reading A Few Non Sequential Thoughts Concerning Fear and Success