A Collection of Life Lessons

By Jessica Rosenberg | I spend a lot of time pondering the lessons that can be pulled from my experiences. Then I write about them on my blog. This is a collection of some of my most profound.

Fear hiding under fear - It's my life...

Over the summer we received some upsetting health news about a close family member. Until that moment I’d been fired up by the notion that, as soon …

My truth - It's my life...

After hearing her speak on the Beautiful Writers Podcast, I bought Glennon Doyle Melton’s book, Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, …

Who are all we under the facade? - It's my life...

Last week, at a client’s request, I signed up for a work related networking platform. When prompted, I typed in my usual username, kikarose, plugged …

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The trip that taught me better - It's my life...

On the map it didn’t look so far, maybe 3, 4 hours tops. The girls and I could handle that easily. And so I bought the tickets.<p>Instead of flying to …

Use Your Voice - It's my life...

When you open your mouth to speak, what voice comes out?<p>Your “Mommy” voice?<p>Your “honey come here now” voice?<p>The voice that society or someone else …

Take What You Need - It's my life...

The last keynote is always the hardest to attend. Bags need to be packed, last moments with friends need to be savored, carbs need to be ingested to …

I have a dream... - It's my life...

In my dream there is a house.<p>It sits on a bit of a hill. With a view.<p>That’s not the best part of the house though.<p>This house it has a room. A …

Back to 80/20 and proud of it - It's my life...

This morning I dropped C off at school wearing a cute black t-shirt, nice tan shorts, and a stunning pink boa tiara.<p>She’s 6. If she wants to be …

Who am I? And what do I want? - It's my life...

After the spring and the summer that we’ve had it’s little surprise that I feel a little bit like I’ve lost myself.<p>I’ve been mom, caregiver, wife, …

Why the words are stuck - It's my life...

Last week a tragedy occurred in our community and I <i>so</i> want to write about it, but the words that keep swirling in my head are “there but for the …

For the love of Max - It's my life...

“It’s a boy.”<p>The news came through on Facebook – telegraph of our generation – and my heart plummeted.<p>As gloom settled over me I honestly thought …

I'm grateful for... laughter - It's my life...

This year I’ve laughed…<p>through tears.<br>through kisses.<br>through sadness.<br>through solemn moments.<p>at doctor’s appointments.<br>at the ER.<br>at the hospital.<br>at …

The day I fell into a box - It's my life...

It was a box. A silly box. One of the many still littered around our brand new home. This was one of the plastic bin kind that come 5 to a pack at …

Why now? - It's my life...

<i>Why now?</i><p>Why does the cat always wake me up mere minutes before the alarm is set to go off? Too early to want to get out of bed, too late to actually …

This is my life - It's my life...

A bowl sits on the table next to me. The inside is coated in dry blueberry yogurt, the spoon sits at an odd angle. It’s left over from breakfast, on …

This is not a forever thing - It's my life...

On Saturday morning I dyed my hair pink. Well, not all my hair, just a streak, one that can play peek-a-boo with my regular hair.<p>Despite the sheer …

Opening myself to future pain - It's my life...

When I was 17 I met a boy I would end up dating for just over 5 years. Two months after I broke things off with him (for a large number of reasons) I …