It’s Like Rain on Your Wedding Day

Truth be told I wanted it to rain on my wedding day. I bought blue Hunter ‘in case it rains on my wedding’ wellies. I bought matching umbrellas, clear with blue polka dots’ because I had seen my wedding photographer’s website, and she had captured adorable moments with umbrellas and rain. I wanted the rain…

Number 40 – Have the Greatest Adventure

I will likely post about  this multiple times as this adventure is only beginning. We got married. We had an intimate ceremony in Colorado.( http://www.arborhouseinnco.com/ ) It was perfect and lovely. We had professional photos taken. ( http://ashography.com/ ) I am so thrilled. There is so much to tell, but for the time being here is a…

I Was Not Prepared for This

Planning helps my anxiety. Calendars are my friends. I am addicted to post-it notes, lists, lined note cards, notebooks, and checking things off or crossing things out as tasks are accomplished. I mentally prepare for the worst outcome for pretty much every significant event. I mentally prepared for meeting Ian’s family . . . I…

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…