Repurposed Genealogy

Facing My 40 Fears, and Finding Myself Through Family History


My 40 Fears

Facing my 40 fears before I turn 40

To My Boys on the First Day of School,

To My Boys on the First Day of School,

To my boys on the first day of school,

I celebrated your first day of school this morning. I brought a cooler with sparkling apple-grape cider, and plastic champagne glasses to school today. I was poppin’ bottles, and I had toasts with some of my mom-friends in the elementary school hallway. Your dad commented to several parents, about how excited I was for school to…

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Facing My 40 Fears- Update

Facing My 40 Fears- Update

Who will you become when you face your fears?

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Second Place is the First Loser

Second Place is the First Loser

The second place is a failure mindset has robbed me of experiencing joy. I have missed savoring my accomplishments. It has spilled over into other areas of my life as well.

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I’m afraid of public speaking

I’m afraid of public speaking

Hmm. Ummm. Ahhh.

Words that I had painstakingly written jumbled together on the page in front of me. I blinked back tears of frustration as I wobbled my way through the talk.

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Building my legacy

Building my legacy

Eventually, I will die… even though I don’t want to.

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Do you. Your Voice Matters.

Do you. Your Voice Matters.

“Maybe you should charge him a nickel. You’re the one that’s having the financial issues right now. You could probably use it.”

She must have seen the stunned expression on my face through the shadows in the van.

She said she was just joking, but I didn’t see the humor. No one laughed.

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