Starting At The Finish Line

Didn’t know I would.  Wasn’t sure I could.  But I just ran my first 15k race!  And by my own standards… I crushed it! If you told me 3 months ago I was capable of finishing a 9.3 mile race, I would have laughed.  The longest distance up till then I had ever run was 4 miles.  So this was

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Time To Clean Up The Mess

“Shoveling the walk while it is still snowing, is like cleaning the house, while your children are growing.”   My house is a mess.  Dog hair in the corner.  Shoes strewn about.  Dishes in the sink.  Dirty laundry on the floor.  Mail piled on my desk.  Xbox controllers and games throughout my living room.  Virtually everywhere you look, you’d find

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Seeking Light in 2017

Have you ever walked through something so painful you cannot see a way through the darkness?  It’s terrifying.  It’s paralyzing.   The irony of 2016 has not escaped me.  I have felt both pure, uninhibited joy and debilitating grief.  I have laughed until I cried; and cried until I couldn’t breathe.   I rang in 2016 with all the excitement

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Pumpkin Spice Is Everything Nice

The madness needs to stop!  No really.  Stop the hate!   I’ve never seen our country so polarized. Sides have been chosen. There are no blurry lines. You are either for or against it. It has spurred outrage on social media. Morning shows have both touted and ridiculed this very topic.   It’s not about the election. It’s not about Kaepernick’s patriotism. It’s not about

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5 Lessons Learned in 2 Years

It’s hard to believe this week marks the two-year anniversary for my blog.  I remember being nervous, full of doubts and questions.  I didn’t know where to start or who to even ask.  And more debilitating was the constant voice in my head shouting, “it’s too late for you.  You can’t learn something new now.  Who would read your stuff

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