Chelle's Mid-life musings
- St. Charles, Illinois, USA
- January 17
- Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology Department
- Edward Hospital
- I am a career oriented woman, who just retired from 20 years of active duty service in the military. I now work in a civilian hospital, and recently completed my MBA in Healthcare management. I enjoy writing, cooking, running, and above all spending as much time possible with my family.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Three things, Thursday
May 16, 2013 11:24PM
- An Ode to my Mother
May 11, 2013 11:40PM
- What are your five things,
May 10, 2013 11:12PM
- Just a glimpse...
April 29, 2013 10:59PM
- Making my own rainbows...
April 23, 2013 09:37PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “love this!”
May 12, 2013 12:45AM
- “#4...yes. It sounds like
you did a wonderful job. I too
thought I would
May 11, 2013 11:42PM
- “what an amazing Mother
you are...I smiled through the
May 11, 2013 10:47PM
- “Wish I had a catchy
caption but I am too in awe of
coolness of this
May 11, 2013 07:05PM
- “I could almost feel her
kiss my cheek....lovely
May 11, 2013 06:51PM
1. Tonight, I found that my page was listed as one of the top 100 Facebook Endurance pages.
Yes....I nearly cried. Ok. I did get teary. I have worked so hard with this page, that literally sells nothing promotes nothing, yet insp… Read full post »
Hugs that last a life time.
Tears that stain a heavy heart.
Harsh words that bore deep hash marks
On our tired souls.
High expectations, hopes, and dreams.
And then time…
Healing efforts that sang with the… Read full post »
I have never had a high self-esteem. Looking at myself outwardly has always been an issue I’ve struggled with…but it is a struggle I continue to work on.
I started wearing glasses a few years ago, and this didn’t help with my self-esteem at all…I didn’t like how… Read full post »
drove the 6.4 miles to my new job to complete all the
pre-employment screening requirements.
See, I have ‘done’ the same job for nearly 23 years, but having served in the Air Force for 20 of those years I have ‘learned’ that each lab is different, and finding/… Read full post »
Monday, April 22, 2013
To run a race, you train.
You run more miles than you care to admit.
Your knees ache, your ankles scream in pain.
You choose to run these miles, and you lace up with each
Deciding that you will control the path on which… Read full post »
It’s time. It’s time I got my feelings out and stopped “sucking it up.”
Keep in mind, this is my 3rd draft of this blog post.
Last week was horrific for me. Between the Boston Marathon, Texas tragedy (I lived in Texas for 6 ½ years), and/… Read full post »
You haunt me with your discord
I know not what you stir
Within your clouds and dust
Yet underneath the rainbows
That follows the storm
Hidden underneath blankets
To hide her from the breaks and bounds
Of… Read full post »
A term known by few, but felt by nearly twice as many unsung members
That didn’t hold up their right hand
Swearing to faith, God, and country…
May our soldiers find strength, peace, and passion
In the uniform they wear, and the dedication they… Read full post »
I spent the first few months trying to rest up after years of heart ache, turmoil, disappointment, and simple lack of sleep…
Yet I always found myself reaching for my ‘cover’ when I went outside…where was my cap?
I had to stand, and stare at a closet full of… Read full post »
Amidst a half full glass of wine
You gave your support
Filling my glass that was once
Yet now I find myself
Filling the glass
And false praise
Those triumphs are muddled… Read full post »
While the smell of hair dye
Is drowned out by the aroma of cheap, boxed wine
We light our candles, scented with lilacs
Without a care in the world
So we choose
At that moment
To fill our half full glasses…… Read full post »
The pain the shadows my past have cast
Have left an abundance of grey hair, wrinkles, and thinning hair
But my life is honestly no different
From anyone else that has dealt with trials
Hardships, loss, and pain
I’ve lost enough in my life… Read full post »
The old oak tree sits nestled
In the center of the yard,
With roots that intertwine
Beneath the soil of the earth
Its branches reach up
To an endless sky
That welcomes the budding leaves
With sunshine and… Read full post »
I come from a long line of military heroes. I can’t recall the entire line of heroes that paved the path I came to walk upon, but I can tell you that my Father, Uncle, and Grandfather led the way for the inspiration of my career.
This piece will… Read full post »
Jealousy can seethe the soul
And bring you to a wretched place
That I had hoped to never visit
This destination I’d rather leave unknown
Often finds itself knocking on my door
Yet I find myself peering into the vision… Read full post »
Filled with mixed emotions
And empty aches
Tugging at your heart
You are left alone to deal
With temper tantrums
And broken hearts
Dust piles up
Carpet needs a scrub
And dishes pile up in the sink… Read full post »
Rain, Rain, go away…
I need to run…
I need to be released from the pressures of life
Of being a single Mom without help
Without even being able to
On my own
Seems small…I’m sure…
But after years of… Read full post »
Support is given, and received on many different levels. My sister sang, “The Wind beneath my Wings” when she was nearing graduation, and I remember clearly sobbing as if I had lost my best friend. She was leaving for college, and our time together was over for a moment. … Read full post »
As if I were a wallflower imprinted on tattered old wallpaper that once were brightly lit with sunshine and color, I found my colors beginning to fade…The outlines were still visible showing a glow that could light up even the darkest of days.
These flowers were often counted and… Read full post »
My ‘ode’ to running
A runner runs through the pain
Embraces swollen and bruised toes
Knowing with each step
They are one step closer to their finish line
A runner’s legs are often sore
But continue… Read full post »
I hate how I feel today. Even after an amazing day with my family, I am left with a hole in my heart I just can’t seem to fill tonight. I cried saying goodbye to my folks and my sister even though they are only hours away…
I am realizing… Read full post »
My Air Force wings
20 years put behind me
In a midst of memories
That haunt me at times
Yet those wings
Once plastered upon my sleeves
Are hanging in a closet
Never to be worn again…… Read full post »
Just wanted to say it isn't because I haven't wanted to write...
more so, the time escapes me...
and I think my time will finally
start to be,
Thanks all for the love and support, know I am with you all, always. … Read full post »