Honestly Girls

The honest truth about a girl changing her entire world.

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As the first few days of the new year pass in the cold and ice and fog , here I sit. Just thinking. Wondering. What did I do this past year?  And maybe I should make a resolution or two? I’m a bit fearful of making promises for myself this year for some reason. With a […]

Dear Charlie, From the time I was a little girl, I spun tales of make believe about you. I kissed my dolls and prayed that God would make my dreams come true. When Dad and I first married, it seemed you might never come; We lost an angel and I grieved, thinking maybe I wasn’t meant […]

Here I am, basking in the glow of one of the greatest nights of sports history. The Cubs won the World Series – 108 years in the making. No matter what team you root for, everyone can agree what happened November 2, 2016 was historic.  My Facebook feed is full of awestruck, speechless, tear-filled, emotional posts – […]

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 […]

My shoulders have been aching for days. I know why and yet I still can’t get the tension to release. Back to school time always builds a ball of anxiety within me that I cannot suppress or find a way to properly release. I pray, I run, I lie on the floor and try to […]

Does everyone think their Dad is amazing? A hero? The smartest man on earth? Well – I’m not naive to think that everyone is blessed to have the type of father that the sun rises and sets in his children’s eyes – but I am fortunate to know that I have that man in my […]

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 […]

I’ve been struggling for days.  I’ve wanted to write special thoughts about Mother’s Day. And I can’t seem to sum it all up. How do I wrap up all the emotions of the word “Mother” into one quick snapshot on a blog? This may be a very poor attempt. But I am going to give […]

I run. I have for about 6 years now. And yet, I still hesitate to call myself a runner. My sweet running buddies would roll their eyes and disagree (as good friends will). But it’s a mindset for me, not a title. Owning the status of runner is hard for me.  I was that girl […]