Category Archives: Freedom

Why I will not be striving for perfection in 2013 or How to be flawed and happy

A not-so-perfect picture of me and my totally perfect son HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning feeling like a butterfly with new wings, emerging from my cocoon refreshed, ready to take on a new year in all its glorious possibilities. Lie. COMPLETE LIE. It was more like […]

INSPIRATION WEEK kicks off with Chris Guillebeau on Sufficiency!

This week is officially INSPIRATION WEEK here on LITTOF! Each day I will post at least one time with something that inspires me. It could be a song, a quote, a blog post, a video… Doesn’t matter the format. The inspiration is the point. I thought I’d kick things off with a blog that inspired […]

Speaking of Structure…

In my last post I mentioned that for me structure allows for more freedom. I have certainly been lacking structure since we’ve been crashing with my family. I’ve felt a lot lost without it and have committed to have August be all about the structure of my life. Guess what? That also applies to the […]

My sappy secret

Last night just before we turned the lights off to go to sleep after a long day, I turned to Bob and whispered, “Do you miss the house?” There was a pause. A silence. Then I quickly answered my own question, “I miss it. I miss the house,” I said with a guilty face. A […]

The enviable state of No Choice

The night we arrived in Barrington, we were greeted with a wonderful dinner and almost my whole family- Mom and Tom (stepdad), Dad and Silvia (stepmom) and Alexa and Dylan (brother and sister – technically ‘half’ but spiritually whole.) The fact that my mom, dad, stepmom and stepdad actually get along (and well) is usually […]

"Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose"…

Janis Joplin is speaking to me this morning. I woke up, completely wrecked from the last few days of battle. The battle is of course our fight to save our house from extinction. I’m being dramatic, yes. Extinction from our lives. To save it for ourselves. That’s the battle we’ve been fighting and we’re finally […]