Third Time’s a Charm – He Put a Ring on It

Well, it happened. I am engaged, and in 81 days I will marry the love of my life. He insisted on being friends first, and I fought that. What I have learned over the almost 2 years is that he was right. Being friends makes it so much better. That relationship obligates me to be…

Me as Metaphor

“What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity?  Our attitude toward it.  Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.”  ―J. Sidlow Baxter About 2 weeks ago I lotteried into my dream marathon, The Marine Corps Marathon. This race is in Washington D.C. I will get to run a relatively…

Sunday Rundays

I have started trying to run again. My success has been . . . minimal. Previously I have been able to get started and make progress pretty quickly . . . this time . . . not so much. This attempt at running is feeling very much 1 step forward 2 steps back. I cannot…

Not My First Protest (Why I Marched and Will March)

I have seen so much conversation about Saturday’s marches, and most of the negative commentary is coming from women. Hey! You do you. You have the right to express your opinion just like I have the right to march. As someone who has been protesting since college and petitioning since elementary school, I like to…

And so we are off! The year 2017 is officially upon us now, and as any good person does you reflect and think about things you would like to do differently. As a side note even if you’re a hardcore anti-resolutioner you know you reflect…so deal with it. 2016 went out with such a tiring […]…

Resolutions are so Cliche

I firmly believe cliches exist for a reason. I tend to balk at resolutions, but this year I feel the need to commit to some life goals. So, here are some resolutions for the New Year. No frivolous clothing and accessory purchases. There are exceptions to this such ‘needed’ items, the perfect black cowboy boots,…

Tis The Season

This Christmas was gloriously unexciting and filled with joy. There was love and laughter sprinkled with my general holiday anxiety. I could write a detailed account about how wonderful the days were, spent with people I love, but I really just want a place to see how happy this Christmas was to be able to…