Can of Worms

It's hard.  That sums it up.  I could wrap it up there, but even if you don't move to a new home/city/state/country often, you instinctively know that it isn't an easy process.  All our belonging are (sometimes) neatly organized into a living, breathing home life, and at first glance, placing all our goods into boxes …

The Good Parts of ‘Good-bye’

We plant, sow, harvest, and then pick up and move to a new climate/culture/people and start all over again. Our roots never have time to grow deep, but I imagine them broad and vast as we move all over. I'm a military spouse. We are a military family. This nomadic lifestyle is rather unique, and …

Own Your Effort

(This article was originally published in Ownit Magazine, Issue #3) The Texas heat was oppressive the afternoon I stepped into a surprising mess on the garage floor of our new home.  It was a glowing, golden pool of stickiness that caught me completely off guard.  My eyes followed the amber-colored puddle to thick, yellow lines …