Category: Life

Today was the first time, amidst these 8 + weeks of “sheltering in place” “staying home” “quarantining” – today was the first day I cried. And I had to really think about what it is that made so much emotion swell up within me – enough to make me cry? Today, my 8 year old […]

My Facebook memory today is from seven years ago. It is only three words; three words that transport me back to a very specific time, place and rush of emotion. It was January 2011. We had been planning for the arrival of our twin babies we were adopting from a birth mom in Florida.  We […]

Regret is an awful thing to live with. That feeling of should have… would have… could have… but didn’t.  Thankfully, I don’t have those moments too often.  I feel good about the fact that most of the time I am a “go for it” type of gal.  I’ve jumped off cliffs, traveled alone, zip-lined, danced […]

I have the honor of helping my Dad die. Now that I read that sentence, I realize it may seem like I am talking about assisted suicide or something of that nature. I assure you, I am most definitely not. My Dad (and I) believes that God is the only one who knows the day, […]

I am moving. I am not the first person on the planet to move, nor do I have the biggest move of all moves to make. My beautiful friend has moved several times and with 7+ children in tow. My sister moved her whole life from Japan and packed her every earthly belonging into a […]

As I’m brushing my teeth, getting ready for bed, lamenting the time it takes for me to wash my face and properly lube up with my miracle lotions and wondering if it will make any difference if I skip a night- I glance at my bathroom counter and see a very sad sight. My mug […]

Tell me I’m not the only one.   I get sucked into the vortex of my thumb sliding, swiping and swooshing on my phone screen as I scroll the countless posts of what everyone in the world I know (or even sorta know) is doing on Facebook. And after a few minutes I feel my […]

It’s been a while since we’ve spoken. I just couldn’t find the perfect thing to write so I’ve stayed quiet.  I keep trying to put a label on what I’m doing here… This blog thing. Is it about me and my insecurities and how I conquer them?  Is it about weight? Is it about the […]