Life Musings

Reflections of a single woman on her journey through life.

Category: Daily Life

Anonymity

When I started this blog in May 2001, I did so to provide myself with an outlet I couldn’t find elsewhere. Essentially, a place where I could write an anonymous diary. Over time, I found a circle of bloggers I enjoyed following and slowly came to be acquainted with.  Over the years, I’ve continued to read those who have stuck around.  Admittedly, I have been known to go long periods […]

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Time for a Change

I turned 37 last week… not a monumental milestone, but enough of one to cause me to re-evaluate quite a bit about my life and where I’m currently at.  (Obviously, I’m looking at buying a home… and that’s huge.) After considerable thought, I’ve decided it’s time for this site to adopt a new name.  While Passionate Desire has always held very strong meaning to me, the older I get, the […]

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I’m a Big Girl Now

For the first time in my life, I’m in a position where I can begin to look at buying my own home. While married, we lived in an apartment and then in base housing. Since my marriage ended, I’ve been renting a quirky but beautiful home set atop a hill with some of the best views around.  My evening sunsets are beyond stunning.  Over the last 5 years, I have […]

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Reaching a Goal

I’ve been working my ass off at the gym over this last year.  Granted, I’m not in the gym NEARLY as much as I’d like to be, but I work hard when I’m there on the weekends.  I usually spend 3 hours every Saturday and Sunday morning… cardio and then weights.  Once I’m warmed up with cardio and sweating buckets, I move on to weights… which I LOVE.  Given that […]

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Too Little Too Late?

So far, I’ve written 5 blog posts this year.  That’s as many as I’ve written total in recent years.  Maybe I’m finally coming back around.  Though now I’m wondering… is it too little too late??  Have I lost all my readers?  I know I haven’t been present in a very long time… but, I do still peruse your blogs now and then.  I do still follow your life updates.  I […]

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Façades

One of the most disappointing feelings I’ve found in life is that feeling you experience when you realize someone isn’t who they portray themselves to be.  Outwardly, they seem to be so open and loving of everyone around them… yet, once you get to know them you find it’s all a façade. In reality, they’re judgmental, arrogant, egotistical, and any measure of caring and concern previously shown is nonexistent… or […]

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And So It Begins…

Girls Getaway Weekend

The travel season is starting… my life is slowly becoming consumed by nothing but work.  It’s like going from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds.  There is no adjustment period… it just starts and doesn’t slow down for the next 8 months.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my job!!  But, it’s definitely an extremely high-stress job for 8 months out of the year.  For the last 3 […]

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Resolved to Not Resolute

Each year, countless people list off their resolutions for the New Year… many of which are forcefully attacked during the month of January… most of which are given up on by February.  I’ve often contemplated the whole idea of a resolution… and I’ve “made some” in the past.  However, I find that I prefer not to resolve to achieve a goal each year as much as I would rather reach […]

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