Everyday Is A New Day

This last year has been nothing short of a roller coaster. 2020 started out with a tremendous amount of hope for my then-boyfriend and I with our amazing engagement. After a few weeks, I seemed to have planned the perfect summer day with my family and friends to celebrate our union-to-be in our new city…

I’m Glad I’m Here

Every birthday I reflect on the previous year: what have I learned, what has changed, where I want to be, etc.  Turning 40 this year is no different except I've been thinking about the whole 40 years.  Where was I mentally and emotionally for the other big birthday.  To be honest, I'm lucky to have…

Don’t Lose Faith

I was secretly on a mission for the last 11 months and I am sad to report that I have failed.  My goal was to meet a hot and super rich guy to marry and travel with and never work again. I have put my goal aside (for now 😉 ) and found a new job!…

“Brooklyn” & Opportunity

I recently saw the movie "Brooklyn",  based on the book by Colm Toibin, about a young woman who travels from Ireland to America seeking opportunity.  I immediately thought of my great grandma, Mary Healy, who left her home in Riverstown in County Sligo, in 1907 and arrived five days later at Ellis Island. At the young…

In Our Hearts

Today marks 20 years since the death of my brother.  The amount of time that has gone by is shocking.  I am sharing this to provide comfort to those suffering a loss: In Our Hearts We thought of you with love today. But that was nothing new. We thought about you yesterday. And days before that too.…

An Ode to The Feehery’s

When I was about two, my mother met a wonderful man from a large Irish Catholic family.  They married shortly thereafter and I suddenly had about 20 new cousins and 12 aunts and uncles. Not being blood related is not a factor in this family.  They welcomed my brother and I from the beginning.  I…

Change of Scenery

I have a friend at work who I confide in about my work and life challenges.  Every few weeks she tells me that I need a change of scenery.  It seems like a simple suggestion but then my brain goes into overdrive... A change of scenery could mean two things: changing jobs or moving away. …

2015 Improvements

I don't know about you but I hate setting a New Year's Resolution!  I have always felt that we don't need the end of the year to reflect on the past and make changes in the future because it can be done everyday.  However, I will indulge you with my thoughts on how I want to…

Spasiba 2014!

In honor of #tbt I took a look back on 2014 and laughed and smiled at all the things I have done.  I have met new friends, strengthened others and completed some goals!  Here are just some of my main squeezes... 2014 started out pretty amazing as I celebrated my 35th birthday with important friends and family. …

Another Year Without You Here

    Another year has passed without Sean.  19 years ago today, the age he was when he passed.  It seems like a long time ago but time has passed too quickly.  Some days I think of him a lot and others I feel guilt for not thinking of him more.  Wishing he were here to celebrate the good times,…