Saturday, January 16, 2016
hello folks...it has been many moons since I have taken any time to write here or much anywhere else for that matter...we all know that life often gets in the way..and often times it can have very painful and heartbreaking moments along the journey...and so it goes...
I took quite the leave of absence from writing and expressing myself and sharing for nearly three or more years now as I found my marriage of nearly 24 yrs crumble and fall apart and end in a divorce two years ago.
I went through the full gamut of grief and the full gamut of the do's and don'ts of reentering single life after twenty four yrs as being a wife and stay at home mom.. and rediscovering who I was...
Of course I tried the dating scene and found that to be rather difficult terrain to navigate after twenty four yrs...and then there has been the getting back into the work force after having been a stay at home mom and home educator for 24 yrs. Unfortunately..when looking for a job not everyone enjoys the fact that those skill setsof beibg a mom.and wife required some pretty serious dealings in the realms of multi tasking..organizational skills and so much more..no...there has to be something put on paper to show the massses apparently...and so the challenges have been there and they have been real...
It has not been a cakewalk on this whole journey of rediscovery....finding out that I was and am more than just a mom...more than just a woman that was kicked aside for a different model...that I am capable of reinvention and self diascovery..of being alone and liking it..of being able to accomplish things I never thought I would...of getting back to self esteem...maybe a little slowly...but still getting there...and learning that Im still a a good mom...but now I'm free to be me...to be a strong capable independent woman...and that I am worthy of being loved...simply for who I am....and that is a wonderful feeling.
And so I re greet you my blog...my friends both old and new...and I greet you..my new life...with open arms and a renewed heart. Life is good...it is always good..even when we have to go through things that cause us to grow in ways we never thought we would have to...I welcome these new changes..this new life..this new chapter....
The pages have been turned..it is a new chapter...let the writing of it begin with love...light..and with grace and the giving of thanks...!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 1:41 PM
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
It has been ages upon ages since I have written anything here. Life has some pretty strange seasons that some of us have to travel through..and my life has been no exception. I found myself divorced by December 2013 after a one month shy of 24 yrs of being married. To say that it has been a major adjustment over the last two years is definitely an understatement..but I'm still alive and kicking..and even though I've been through hell and back again..and some days I still struggle and try to adjust..I'm doing ok..and I'm learning to smile again. I have no idea how many of my former blogging pals still do this blogging thing..or if most everyone has transferred their writings and musings to a facebook format or other avenues, as truthfully in the last two years..so very much has changed in how folks interact online. But here I am..and we shall see how this writing and sharing again goes. I'm here..and I'm alive, and life goes on..and it is a beautiful thing. Even through life's seasons. Blessings to you.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 5:10 PM
Monday, January 28, 2013
Howdy..I am still alive and kicking.. bet you all wondered I am sure, and probably thought this blog was dead and buried..well, I actually thought so too..ha..but you know..writing is therapy sometimes..and here I am at this old blog of mine..looking around at it and thinking..I need to get back to it, and get back to brightening others days through the pages of this blog. So..here I am.., and I am going to try to keep posting here from time to time..sharing,caring,and little by little brightening up someone else's day along the way..I hope anyhow.:)
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:12 PM
Thursday, June 28, 2012
oh gosh..I have not been on here in a long time friends. I think it is mostly because I, like many others got sucked into the facebook vortex,but here I am. I wanted to say for the record..it is not I that has diabetes..it is my son that was diagnosed with it in January. (I had a comment where someone mistakenly thought that it was I that had it) my son was diagnosed with type 1. ok...well I / we have been doing well. Adjusting to our new home. I/ we have been planting blueberries,some of the plants from lowes and home depot and the master gardeners show here in marion county last spring on the blueberry bushes for those who may have wondered where we got them from. Also put in 6 raised beds 5 of them 8 feet by 4 feet beds and 1 recently built about 8 fort by 8 foot that will soon hold about 100 iris bulbs.busy putting in a rose garden and other plants around the new homestead and adjusting to the type 1 diabetes journey. I am glad that school is out for a little while...we home school,but still a break is good from that also. I just wanted to stop by and check in with everyone and say "hey there..I'm still around" :) if any of you here would like to add me on your facebook friends list please feel free to. (http://www.facebook.com/tina.wilson.1257)I post a lot of my photo work over there. (the photo below is not mine,but I thought it was beautiful.)
Posted by Tina Leavy at 7:33 PM
Sunday, January 29, 2012
I have decided to reopen my vintage finds site on etsy. You may find it here:
|copyright T.Wilson 2012/Small Town Living|
I saw my first robin the other day! Which means Spring is definitely right around the corner..can't wait to get started on our Spring garden.
nothing like fresh from the garden lettuces and green beans.:)
Wishing you all a lovely day!
~The Garden Goose!~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 5:34 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Wow! time flies when life gets busy doesn't it? I did not realize until today that this poor blog had been neglected so. Almost a year since I have visited its pages and written something about my day, my gardening dreams,my family's plans,and hopes,etc. Wow!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:11 PM