Inspiration


  Up until age 12, I was skinny. I’m talking beanpole skinny. I had a barely there butt, zero point zero hips and wore slim jeans forever and a day (my favorite were the ones with the roller skates applique with REAL laces on the pockets.) I see my youngest child and he is built just like my daughter when she was his age. Abs for days and arms and legs like a colt. But you know what I used to say when people commented about...

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I’ve had a two conversations with two different friends in the past 24 hours and realized life hasn’t been easy for them lately, either. We’ve all had eerily similar stories about major struggles happening in all of our lives right now. On one hand, it’s nice to have someone to talk with because they get it but on the other hand, I hate hearing that they are going through tough times. But I know we’re all...

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I’ve been reading a book, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, and I found a little nugget that I wanted to share with you. Mind you, I’ve had this book in my possession way longer than I should (thanks library–I owe ya, literally) but I love everything about it and I’m only on page 65. We’ve had some pretty heavy stuff happen around here lately (see last blog post) and after reconnecting with some...

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Tap, tap. Is this thing on? Wow, I’m not sure what happened there at the end of the year…well, scratch that. Actually, I do. A friend passed away, the insanity of the election, my father’s mental health and living situation hit bottom (that’s a post for another time), and the chaos of the holidays occupied just too much of my mental space, leaving zero bandwidth for anything else. Writing of any kind, other...

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Two things were significant about yesterday. The big one…it was my wedding anniversary. Last night, we celebrated 19 years of being together but I’ve actually known my husband since January of 1992. I worked at the Campus Recreation Center and watched him practice every Tuesday. I asked him to a sorority party (anonymously) in March, he called my bluff, we talked all night long and started dating shortly after that. So,...

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{Photo courtesy of Kyle Anderson/Unsplash} A friend’s father passed away suddenly last week and my husband and I went to the funeral to offer our support. I didn’t know him personally but know what it means to have friends show up during the tough stuff. As I listened to the pastor talk about the devoted husband, father, and grandfather he was, it was hard not to be reflective on my own life and wonder what would be said...

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