The Month of Love

2/15/2018 As a child, I loved Valentine’s Day. I loved making however many cards for my entire (whichever grade) class. I loved my pink or red Valentine’s Day shirt from Old Navy and heart-shaped earrings and put them on proudly to wear to school on February 14. The whole day was fun- getting all the… Read more »

Whoops…

1/28/2018 Well, I guess I’ll start something new here. I had my blog on emilymhedrick.com/journal …but the domain expires tomorrow (and I don’t want to pay again this year to keep up my awesome website that no one looks at & needs updated). So I tried to change the URL on my WordPress…but I put… Read more »

What I’ve Learned!

I’ve learned that:Mornings are beautiful! Life is good. The Future is now. I’ve learned that:Life is complicated! Ignorance is not bliss. Change is messy but necessary. I’ve learned that:The grass is green right where it is. Love feels best when you give it to someone. It’s great to live life as a free agent. The back roads of life are as exciting… Read more »

Principal’s Office

“Joyce, please report to Mother Superior” (my name was still legally capitalized then). It was April 1971 and I was in the eighth grade getting ready to graduate.  My first thought was, Who told? and my second thought was, How much did they tell? (laughing) I was always getting others to do daring or sometimes, slightly dangerous things with… Read more »

Morning!

The morning air is crisp, not yet cool. The sun’s rays reach through the majestic trees, an invitation to the great day ahead. The bay glistens in the background. It’s beautiful! The involuntary grin deeply creases my face. I say my prayers. I’m happy! Some people go to therapists. Some meditate. Others search daily for… Read more »