The Middle:  Giving Pairs

The Middle: Giving Pairs

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! Giving Pairs I’m decent at losing people. Or at least that’s what my fear and my mind likes to tell me. But the truth is nothing is ever really lost.  As fickle as it may sound, life...
The Middle: The Numbing

The Middle: The Numbing

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! Chapter 11: The Numbing By the time I was in the middle of my divorce, I felt almost nothing about it. I felt almost nothing about everything. Even the deep, beautiful feelings I had for...
The Middle: Here, With You

The Middle: Here, With You

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! **************************** Here, With You One week after our first weird, horrible, amazing, terrifying first date, I was getting ready to see Andrew again.  We’d spent the previous...
The Middle: Longings

The Middle: Longings

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! Longings  When I was a little girl, the longings inside me were alive.  They woke with me and walked with me.  They called to me throughout the day, and whispered “there is more.” I...
The Middle: Mirrors

The Middle: Mirrors

Hi! If you want to read in sequential order, start here with the prologue!  ****************************** Mirrors My knees were shaking and my palms were a slimy mess.  I could see Andrew’s bald head peeking out from between the cars, but that was it.  I will never...
The Middle: Stamps

The Middle: Stamps

Hi! If you want to read in sequential order, start here with the prologue!  **************************** Stamps When I was 34 years old, six months after I launched a pilot on HGTV, I divorced my husband.  The same one I’d filmed said pilot with.  For someone who put...
The Middle: Unexpected

The Middle: Unexpected

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! *************************** Unexpected  September 21, 2019 I’m sitting outside on the porch of Andrew’s house.  It is cool this morning for the South, especially this September. ...
Stillness

Stillness

I sit quietly in my living room, a room I wouldn’t sit in for almost a year before my marriage ended.  It was like the silence of what was happening under the surface of me was too piercing in here, too deafening.  Too revealed.  I retreated to spending time in...
Begin Again

Begin Again

There is just something about a studio.  A clean, white space.  Everything is fresh.  Everything is new.  Blank.  This is the place where new things are born.  I walked into Marian’s studio this week, and some of the moments within the space stopped me in my tracks. ...
Becoming…Still

Becoming…Still

Every time I opened my laptop to write my first post in the last few years, I inevitably shut it, apathetic and uninterested.  My world had shifted dramatically after my divorce, and for me, I had no idea how to tie it all back together again, here, in this creative...