Coming home

Coming Home // Photograph by Kim Touchton It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same. Feels the same. Even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you. F. Scott Fitzgerald * Photograph taken as I flew into Tampa after my life-changing trip to Italy and England three years ago today.

Salute

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” – Michael Broadbent Three years ago, I was enjoying an afternoon at a beautiful vineyard in Umbria. Good food, good wine, good company, and gorgeous surroundings! In the midst of a trip through Italy, it was a respite to…

Usseaux

“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

Reflect

May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. // Nelson Mandela

Celebrate 40 // Days 12 thru 17

In 25 days, I celebrate the beginning of my fourth decade on this planet & all that God has in store for me. For each day heading towards my birthday, I thought I would write a wish or desire for my forties. I have thoroughly enjoyed my thirties and I know God has even more…

Fear, Frustration…New Step

I tried not to think about it in the “big” sense…for months now. I sorta avoided any conversation to lead me to thinking about it. That was a hard weekend…It challenged me spiritually, mentally, and professionally. Always a good thing…a God thing in the midst of what felt like darkness in the moment. But…I think…