Are you Paying Attention?

i am bundle of energy these days… thinking…. planning… identifying the words that best might describe my next 365 days–words like ‘freedom’, ‘responsibility’ with a red slash scratched across it of course…creating… identifying my true loves! Have I told you how much  I LOVE transition… love the pain of not knowing…. love the idea of…

Gratitude

I used to have a little something i would say when I ended every conversation on the phone with my kids…it went something like this….’are you happy? ‘….oh how they hated that-‘mom!! really what does that mean?’ i would always have the same comeback …’well… …you know ..your life….are you happy in your life?’…again they…

What next…

Sometimes a day is over before I even knew it began..it starts with great intentions~~proceeds to it’s already 2:00 and the next thing I know its time to put the day to bed! And as I lie in bed all tucked in with my fluffy down pillows billowing under my chin and around my neck…

The Perfect Dream

Life is FULL of surprises…..and right when you least expect it the world shifts and you find yourself on yet another journey….wandering down a road less traveled and looking at the world through new eyes! So far this year…. I am  now living in historic downtown Ellijay in a loft above a coffee shop I…

a moment in time

I spend entirely too much time thinking about the big picture…. when right in front of me is a moment in time I might just miss if I blink! I admire daily the comings and goings of our customers…I have a chat here and there ~~ one is looking to build a house, the other…

‘Fireside Chats’

Tuesday night here at The Martyn House in Towne we will begin our first of what we hope will be many ‘Fireside Chats’. Since The Martyn House opened in June 2014 we have seen and met many people that have either lived here their entire life, settled here in the last 10-20 years, moved recently…

DNA

I find the coffee shop getting busier and busier… .yeehaaahhh…. which means lots of distractions…. maybe the morning is not going to be the perfect time to write- Have you noticed my last blog post was 4 days ago?…. Now I could literally go through each of the last 4 days and tell you why…

…Distraction

…a coffee shop journal… It’s a bit hard to focus this morning since I am starring at a wall of pictures, which are all cockeyed (now there’s a word… right?). Ya see I want to get up and straighten them but i fear that it might lead to dusting or straightening the pictures on the…

There is no plain Jane..

…a coffee shop journal… There is something about that first brew of the day…..the shop fills with that sweet aroma that each and every customer craves that are coffee shop lovers at heart……even those that do not drink coffee are exhilarated by the aroma of fresh brewed coffee…for me my morning is not complete until…

Yearning for the ideal country life

…..A coffee shop journal…… I decided to write in the lounge today and I am a bit distracted by the Christmas tree wondering when I need to take it down or could I just change the ornaments to valentines and then four leaf clovers….. then I gaze a bit further into the room and settle…

Under the Weather

…a coffee shop journal… I am a bit under the weather today- I agreed to open the coffee shop so Shana could sleep in… I do believe it might be me that needs to sleep in. It started a few days ago that foggy feeling like something was shifting inside of me. You don’t want…

And it Begins

…a coffee shop journal… Every day now for months i have said “today is the day i will begin a committed effort to blog’–and so it went for almost all of 2015 ….until ….today… when i began. So many things fill my head these days..when you meet and talk to as many people as I…