Year: 2014

30 Days of Lists:  Day 5

30 Days of Lists: Day 5

Today’s list was about changes, about reflection.  And this prompt is exactly why I am glad I am doing this project.  I have been so mired in the pain and stress of everything that has been going on in my life that it made me take the time and really think about the positive changes […]

Posted 5 December 2014 by Kim Deister in 30 Days of Lists / 0 Comments

30 Days of Lists: Day 4

30 Days of Lists: Day 4

Today’s list made me a bit homesick.  :(  It’s all about friends and family, most of which are nowhere near me!  My family is all in northern New York, a bit of a commute from southern Arizona.  My friends, as is the norm in an Army life, are spread all over the world.  Facebook is […]

Posted 4 December 2014 by Kim Deister in 30 Days of Lists / 0 Comments

30 Days of Lists:  Day 1-3

30 Days of Lists: Day 1-3

This is my first time doing 30 Days of Lists, and I love it!  It is a great way to journal a little when my time is limited and I get to play with my creativity, too.  There is a private Facebook group that is a part of the registration and it has been a […]

Posted 3 December 2014 by Kim Deister in 30 Days of Lists / 0 Comments

What’s really been going on with me…

What’s really been going on with me…

So, it has been pretty obvious that there has been some stuff going on with me for the last several months, especially if you follow me on Facebook.  It hasn’t been my story to tell so I had to deal on the down low, which hasn’t been easy.  It has also probably overburdened those I could tell. […]

Posted 2 October 2014 by Kim Deister in Family Stuff / 3 Comments

Trying to get my sh&t together…

Trying to get my sh&t together…

There is so much going on right now that I have no idea which direction is up from moment to moment.  You would think I would be used to that, but this time it is different.  This time things are happening from all different directions, situations becoming more twisted and more complicated every day.  There […]

Posted 16 September 2014 by Kim Deister in WTH?! / 0 Comments

A little bit of insight…

A little bit of insight…

I had a homework assignment this week for my Craft and Practice in Creative Writing class.  It was an “observation and reflection” free-writing exercise for which we were to take 20-30 minutes in some familiar setting.  For the first 10-15 minutes, we had to simply observe on our surroundings, considering the external aspects of our environment.  For […]

Posted 10 September 2014 by Kim Deister in Pondering Life, School Days / 0 Comments

Living, Learning, and Feeding the Soul

Living, Learning, and Feeding the Soul

Living and Learning I am a big believer in trying to find a silver lining or lesson in everything that happens in life.  That’s my way of trying to make something good of situations and experiences that are often anything but good.  Sometimes those lessons are positive; sometimes they aren’t.  But there is always something to […]