Woman Writing

Unfinished For Now

Do you know anyone who deals with change well? I don't think that person is me. 

I started sharing my essays as I was coping with uprooting my life and moving to another part of the country, re-entering the workforce after a brief hiatus from professional life to really random things.  The outlet provides a way of sharing humorous, exasperating and often ridiculous stories, from the mundane to the obscure. The title of the blog, Unfinished For Now seems completely appropriate, as I am not done with anything.  


My essays are well received, appearing on Scary Mommy, LinkedIn, Newsweek and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) delighting readers all over the world with heartfelt realism and humor.  My hope is that the stories will resonate and take you to some far away place, even for a few minutes.   


Thank you for reading.

 
Taking Notes

In order to write about life first you must live it.

Ernest Hemingway

 

Thanksgiving, giving thanks or just being thankful, it’s really a state (or 2) of mind.

Thanksgiving has always one of my favorite holidays, partly because there were no religious implications and secondly it’s a time when families get together and just eat really good food.  For almost a decade, my husband and I hosted our family by default. It was my parent’s holiday. For over 40 years they hosted Thanksgiving. I used to love having everyone come over to our house as a kid. I would watch my mother prepare and enjoy the smells of the day and when the meal was o

Find Me Sadie – Power of Puppy Love Part II

Find Me Sadie – Power of Puppy Love Part II When I first wrote about the newest addition to our family, I hadn’t bargained for all that came with it, and at times still wrestle with dog ownership.  To read, please click here http://lspostyn.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/finding-sadie-the-power-of-puppy-love/  Sadie was a real challenge to get used to and my level of frustration was near its boiling point, yet through all of it, this little white haired (not fur) dog just looked at

The Art of Language

Art of Language – Body and Mouth Living anywhere in the United States basically affords you the ability to speak the same language and mean the same thing regardless of where you are, right?  English is the spoken language, and we assume that most people have a good command of it.  However, I have found that there are vast differences in language both body and the spoken word from region to region, state to state, or  even within a state.  I didn’t believe it until I moved fr

On The Road Again

On the Road Again Driving is second nature – after all, I’ve been driving my entire adult life and sometimes when driving around my home town, I feel as though I am on autopilot, knowing where to go and don’t have to think about it.  However, driving in North Carolina has presented some challenges, some of which are as simple as roads being unfamiliar, darkened highways at night and some things you would not expect like getting on the road legally. Here we are, in this unfami

Starting Over

Starting Over – The Bad, The Ugly and Just a Little Good I never thought I had it in me to start over – to pick up my life and move somewhere else.  It sounds like a divorce and it is – I was divorcing my life as I knew it. After uprooting my life  2 months ago,  I frequently ask myself, what the hell did I do?!  Sometimes I wake up hoping that this was just one of those weird dreams that leave you feeling as if you experienced it but on some cognitive level you know you will