Entries by Summer Owens

Well, at least…

Last week, I did a quick Periscope with my thoughts on perspective and said I’d write this blog because I had SO much to say about the topic. Tonight I talked to my son, and he said that all his father does is try to give him advice. I forgave his father for forcing himself […]

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There's a Stranger in My House

This Wednesday topped my adventures with squirrels at my house, but let me tell you why I wasn’t totally freaked out when I saw a squirrel’s tail hanging from my dryer vent. One winter morning two years ago just after Christmas, I came out of my bedroom into my living room headed to work. Perched […]

How I Survived My First Two Years as an Entrepreneur

Twice last year when my bank accounts were pretty close to zero, I was offered jobs. Big jobs with nice salaries. Never in my life had I been offered jobs that I had not even applied for. The money was enticing and even the jobs were positions that I would enjoy and could do well, but I respectfully declined…

This Year I Didn't Cry on My Birthday

People who read my first book know that On May 22, 1994…my birthday…a guy I didn’t know forced himself on me, and I got pregnant. Although I love my son dearly and joyfully celebrated his birthday each year on February 4th, my birthday always brought back painful memories and the realization of the very moment […]

How I Used Tax Time to Change My Life

Hope you met the deadline for filing your taxes. Better yet, hope you got a refund. I didn’t. Not this year. This tax season, I was single with no dependents to claim so I joined many of my single friends who don’t have kids and have been used to not getting a refund at all. […]

Grandma's Hands

I was 15, pregnant, scared and didn’t want to be in my mother’s house with my stepfather another day. Remember in my book the time when he got mad at me about the ironing board, and I ran away? Well, walked because I was very pregnant. Very hurt. Very confused. Very scared. After my mother […]