Does anyone else feel like this year simultaneously was the longest year ever and also flew by in the blink of an eye? I think I have asked this question at least 10 times in 2020. Right now it feels like a year that went by fast... a month that went by even faster... a… Continue reading The Longest Year Ends in a Blink of an Eye.
I started writing this post on August 24th, and then decided not to post it. In light of recent events, I came to my blog to share. On this platform when you go to write a blog, you can see how many drafts you have. I noticed that I had 7, so I went to… Continue reading Priorities
Today marks one month since a childhood friend of mine lost her daughter and her husband in a drunk driving accident. My previous post, "I am so angry" was my reaction to this senseless tragedy. It was me putting my grief into words. A few weeks after I wrote that post, I pulled out my… Continue reading Grief.
[Trigger warning: depression, alcohol, drunk driving, death, murder, motor vehicle accident.] I have always heard about the stages of grief. I had to look them up to remember what they were: DenialAngerBargainingDepressionAcceptance When I looked these up, I found a more descriptive model with 7 stages and was drawn to elaborate on how I have… Continue reading I am so angry.
Today starts a new month. While I truly believe that every moment can be a new beginning, there’s something about flipping the calendar page. A fresh start. I try to set goals for myself each month. A lot of times they are health related - “girl, stay hydrated.” Or run all the miles. For the… Continue reading Grateful for Octobers
I deleted my Facebook and Snapchat apps from my phone at the beginning of this month. I don’t miss them at all... well, okay, I kinda miss the silly filters on Snapchat. I definitely don’t miss the feeling of being constantly connected. I haven’t written a blog since the beginning of this month. I have… Continue reading Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.
In 2015 I set a goal to run one race every month. I did it, although technically my "race" for March was an at home race. (These days, in the times of COVID, we'd call that a "virtual race".) I did it again in 2016, 2017 and 2018. I had a four year streak of… Continue reading A Change Will Do You Good
This one is a doozy, y’all, so as the famous line in my favorite movie goes: “Hold on to your butts.” I grew up like an only child, even though I’m not. I have a brother and a sister. By the time I came along, though, my brother was in high school and my sister… Continue reading Somewhere I Belong
I love my birthday, and anyone who knows me is nodding their head in agreement right now. It's a running joke at my work that my coworker asks me, "Gosh, when is your birthday again?" or "Hmm, July 29th, nothing special happening that day." This past Christmas she got me a book called "All About… Continue reading It’s my birthday!
Lessons learned & silver linings. Sometimes it seems like March 11th was another lifetime ago. The reality is that it was a little over 100 days ago, which really isn't long in the grand scheme of things. It feels like a lifetime ago because so much is different now. What used to be normal feels… Continue reading Living in a Pandemic
I have been alcohol free for 60 days. It all started with something called "Dry January". A friend of mine had gone one month alcohol free (or "AF" as she called it) earlier in 2019. She decided to start 2020 off sober and posted on her Facebook asking if anyone was interested in joining and… Continue reading My Alcohol Free Journey
For a few years now, I make a list of the races I plan on doing in the upcoming year. This was really helpful when I was on a streak of running at least one race per month. Sadly that streak came to an end in 2019 when I did not run my planned race… Continue reading My Running Year in Review
It is officially 2020. Y2K was 20 years ago, and the 90s started 30 years ago. People are reflecting on the last decade and I am one of those people. I've already looked back on how my career and my love life has evolved in the last 10 years. This next installment will be about… Continue reading A New Decade – Part Three
My life from 2010 to now has been quite the roller coaster. As I wrote in my last blog, I successfully completed college and started my career. It took me to places I never thought I would ever be. One of the constants throughout this decade, though, has been my relationship with my husband. We… Continue reading A New Decade – Part Two
As 2019 is winding down, people have been posting about what they looked like at the beginning of the decade vs. now. Or what things they have accomplished that would have their 2010 selves completely shocked. I posted these comparisons myself, and had many of my friends commenting their own. It made me think -… Continue reading A New Decade – Part One