Wayfaring Bootstraps

Life, Love, Art, Smiles, Music and Photos in the pursuit of happiness…

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far….

Some say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Jason says this girl is beautiful and looks just like her mommy. I graciously accept that compliment. Through good times and bad, I know how lucky I am. And I feel how much love we share.


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Wayfaringbootstraps came from a lovely lady

The name of my blog came from my grandma. She always told me “pick yourself up by your bootstraps and keep moving”. She has always been my strong voice of reason. Raising three boys and a girl on her own, she had great words of wisdom. I miss having her around. My best friend has been gone for quite some time now and it is quite lonesome without her. There are so many times I wish I could talk to her about everything. I know she is always with me but I miss her. I owe so much of my being to this strong and beautiful woman. Honestly, life is hard to understand without her. Today is one of many that I really really don’t understand and I really wish she was here. Cheers to one wonderful and beautiful lady.


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A New Beginning Continued….

Due to a recent comment, I’ve decided to continue blogging about my story. It has been quite a long time since my last entry. Much to catch up on.

My new career has blossomed. I absolutely love my job. The company has an amazing culture. Monthly team activities that show the company wants to create a bond with employees. Employee nominated VIRTUE awards (Vision, Integrity, Respect, Timeliness, Unity and Enthusiasm) that let employees recognize each other for attributes and contributions. We have fantastic health insurance and 401K plans. There is also this amazing and new (to me) concept of Paid Time Off. The people I work with are smart, funny, creative, caring and wonderful human beings. The last year has been tumultuous and rewarding. Life has been cruel and yet very kind. I am leaving out the personal struggles I’ve had in the last year because those will come later.

I am happy to say that leaving my other job, the necessary but unwelcome noose, was the best decision I’ve made, in a long time. I wish the best for my old noose. May the universe keep their children fed and their hearts happy.

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