Diary of a Life Extended

29 posts

Stay in the Moment

In spite of all my spiritual study and meditation, my husband Michael does better at living in the moment, and he does it oh so naturally. The past two weeks this attitude of acceptance was an especially good trait to have as the moments went up and down and up again taking us both on a heck of a ride.

Where O Where Have We Been?

I am nowhere. I am now here. It’s all about perspective, isn’t it? I feel as if I’ve been on a journey down Alice’s rabbit hole the past month (maybe longer). But as of today, I believe I’ve finally found the light of day. Where Has Sharon Been The Past Month? March 1 Mike and I “got the call” from […]

What I Learned on the Mountain

Warm enough today to stroll with a light jacket, unzipped. Yay! Lenten roses and daffodils blooming, cherry trees and star magnolias swollen and almost ready to pop. First serious allergy attack last evening. Spring is definitely marching closer (no pun intended.) I walk the forested hills near home. Believing that relocation to a flatter (happy) area with fewer trees (not so […]

Taking Inventory

November 20, 2015, is the ninth anniversary of my liver transplant. Almost a decade into Act 2. That’s almost as long as my first career in public education on Long Island, half as many years as I worked in corporate settings, and longer than my tenure in economic development at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s twice as long, […]

How Old Am I?

Remember when our television choices were pretty much ABC, CBS and NBC? In simpler times, the recognized life stages between birth and death were simple too: childhood, adulthood, old age. Each was associated with fairly straight-forward “developmental tasks”. Childhood: to learn from your elders and grow into yourself Adulthood: to establish a family and earn your keep Old Age: to […]

All’s Well That Ends Well

When I got my hair cut the day after Christmas, my stylist asked how the holiday had been for me. “Well,” I said, “My husband has the flu, my Mom’s second chemo treatment was postponed, and our dog went blind. Do you want to hear more?” 2014 wasn’t the best of years for us or our extended family – financial […]