Seeking Out Pockets of Joy in Uncertain Times

By Colleen LaPlante For the first time in I don’t know how many years, I unexpectedly found myself playing baseball in the yard with my Mom, brother, and sister last week.  It began as an endeavor to get my two-year-old some fresh air and turned into a home run derby within minutes. Our foam bat … Continue reading Seeking Out Pockets of Joy in Uncertain Times

A Window in New York

I saw you today. A smile in the sunshine that reached your eyesBlack puffer jacket like a New YorkerIn the reflection of a window on 41st Street I almost didn’t recognize you Plié au Chocolat tucked neatly in a pastry bagSipping hot chocolate in the frigid Manhattan airWhile you expertly maneuvered your baby pram amongst … Continue reading A Window in New York

Finding My Happiness: Coming to Terms With My Entrepreneurial Self

I used to think I had life figured out.   You check off the little boxes. In order. Semi on time. College. Travel. Good job. Marriage. Babies. Then I married a soldier. Suddenly everything seemed like chaos. Beautiful, frightening, chaos. While I sometimes say getting married caused me to forgo my ambitions for a corporate … Continue reading Finding My Happiness: Coming to Terms With My Entrepreneurial Self