About Me, the original Happy Napper


Throughout the adventures of my life, when I would get stressed or yes, let’s be honest, whiney, Mama would call me out. “You need a nap. Get some sleep. Things will look different after you get some rest.”

In the past couple of years, life has thrown us some serious curveballs. Throughout everything that has happened, the thing that has gotten me through is hearing people’s stories. I love listening and learning the whys and wherefores of people’s lives. Unfortunately in the midst of heartbreak, something else has broken. My filter. So sometimes I ask things I shouldn’t or say things maybe better left unsaid. This is where I give thanks for the grace given by the folks around me. Grace abounds in the circles I run in–I hope it does for you too.

So here are my stories. And please, as you read, remember that my filter is broken. That was almost the name of this blog. But I was a little worried of what exactly folks would expect me to say. Uh ummm. Another favorite was “no longer worried about a whoopin”. However, I have enough aunts and uncles and cousins of my Mama’s around whom I think might take me to task if I get full of foolishness. So here it is. I think it will be cathartic for me to share these stories and to hear yours when you feel like sharing them with me.

Or. Maybe. I might need a nap. That’s really the best time for sharing stories, isn’t it?

10 thoughts on “About Me, the original Happy Napper”

    1. And I know I’ve got kin who would say the same thing. Probably the same ones who offered me bail money. πŸ™‚

    1. I love the premise of yours, and I am inspired by what I have seen and read. Thank you for reading and for your kind words. As for naps, it’s hard to trust folks who don’t love them, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰ Best wishes.

  1. I so enjoy your writings about your mom and dad. My parents have been gone for at least ten years but I still miss them every day. Thankfully I have a loving sister and brother to enjoy time with and talk about good times with our parents. Thanks for your stories.

    1. Thank you for reading and saying hello. That means so much to me. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad you have wonderful siblings to share memories with. I feel lucky to have mine too. I appreciate your sharing your story. Please come visit again. Best wishes.

  2. Tara, I am sooo excited to read your blog, even though I may not have time, I still read. I always wonder why God puts certain people in my life. You are one of those that I especially thought about when we met that summer day this year.
    Thanks for taking the time to write. You are a great inspiration to me. Oh, to find the time to write a blog. I started one last November and it still is a icon that sits unoften touched on my ipad. Can we make more hours in the day just for reflection and hugs, oh and naps of course? I will be back! (((hugs)))

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