A hug, or two, or three, or four, from your stepdaughter. Good morning kisses. Cuddles with your angel husband. Hearing "Yay" from your kids when you tell them what's for dinner. Your lead telling you thanks and good job. Roses. Lillies. Okay, any flowers. 🙂 Sleeping in. Going to bed early. Staying up late with … Continue reading Happiness is…
Crafting relaxes my soul and refreshes my mind. I highly recommend it! While packing things up for a big move, I found this beauty mostly finished! I had to set aside this project when my mother got very ill. Now nearly two years later, and a year since she passed, it's done! I'm sure she'd … Continue reading Crafting to Relax and Renew
As a self-aware introvert nothing gets me more excited then some downtime: preferably alone! Yet my daily work, especially as a game developer, often involves collaborative effort with others, which I enjoy. It just means that it's important for me to take time to recharge after a day full of people-ing. Also, don't confuse shyness … Continue reading Introverts Can Be Just As Successful As Extroverts
I feel like death surrounds me intimately. Not my own death, but the death of loved ones and loved ones of friends. My heart aches for us in our losses, for the Lord told us that we would live in so much love that we would mourn the passing of those we loved (D&C 42:45). … Continue reading Death is not the End!
The Brink Well shoot. Never thought I’d be sharing this. This is really scary for me, but I want people to know so they can find hope, for themselves or others. It was internet sites like afsp.org that brought me back from the brink of despair and prevented my suicide. One of the major symptoms … Continue reading Back from the Brink
State of anxiety So... I've been in a state of anxiety ever since this summer when I conceived the idea of a group of people using their God-given gifts (Which sounds silly, but is accurate: they are gifts God gave us after all!) and talents to uplift the lives of others. Then someone challenged me … Continue reading Just when you think you aren’t making a difference…
It can be hard to do what we dream. Hard because it's new. It's different to us. When we do new things we can look silly, people doubt us, we fall on our butts, we embarrass ourselves, we look incompetent, etc., etc., etc. But even if you end up looking silly, losing friends, stuttering your … Continue reading Living half a life