December 13, 2018

SURPRISE ! If you have followed me for any length of time as a blogger you know that I used to post frequently until I didn't... my writing life really took a hit when I started my factory job the summer of 2013.  Graveyard shift and long hours just kept me barely able...

November 16, 2017

This is a rare poem that I have written. I'm not much for poetry, but this is one that brewed in me for the longest time and then it was born. I've posted it before, but it has been a long while.

I hope it will speak to you as it does to me each time I read it.

(all phot...

October 14, 2017

"It sounds like you really enjoy your job at the hospital," said the interviewer. "Why did you decide to apply for a job here?"

I had just spent the better part of an hour recapping my various responsibilities and what that looked like as  a patient dining assistant in...

October 5, 2017

I've been divorced about five months now, and moved out into my own place for the last two. Divorces like marriage are custom made and no two look alike. My son was confused when he found out we were divorcing. 

"You still live together and you both seem normal to me."

I...

July 24, 2017

I have failed as a writer.

"Stick with writing and pursue being published and you'll get there within five years," promised the Big Publishing House editor. 

"I can do that, " I thought. I can so do that.

And so... I did. I wrote. I wrote for free. I blogged. I submitted...

July 24, 2017

Everything is  changing.

My name is changing,  My address. My marital status. Even my writerly identity.  So much has come to and end,  and some of those ends have been rather abrupt.

I always pictured myself being a Mrs. until I was a white-haired woman with s...

July 24, 2017

 "No matter what we hear today," I said to my husband as we prepared for the appointment that would reveal what stage our teen son's cancer was at, "we have to be like a rock. We cannot fall apart in front of Jeremy no matter how hard the news might be." With resolve t...

July 24, 2017

(originally posted July 7, 2012)

Five years ago today one of my closest friends and her 23-month old daughter were killed in a head-on collision on highway 26. Janene was driving to a baseball tournament with her 11-year old son, Quintin, and also one of Quintin's teamm...

July 17, 2017

In the summer of 2012, She Loves magazine  issued a call for women to submit love letters to their body. Ugh, I groaned, I don't think so. My body and I have not been on speaking terms with one another for decades. I couldn't remember EVER a time of liking my body let...

July 16, 2017


 

Amazing what a week in the forest can do for a woman's tattered, tired soul.

Taking a break from our stressful jobs and modern frenzied lives, the husband and I packed up our gear and headed to one of our fave camping spots in my beloved Oregon. Our two teenagers were...

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