Momathon

Welcome to the MOMATHON! This is the race that you start the moment you go into labor with your baby child. Unlike other races you may have run in the past, this was one is not measured by kilometers or miles; it's measured first by minutes, then days, then weeks, then months, then years! No … Continue reading Momathon

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down to the “nitty-guilty”

If I am being honest, there are quite a few things I feel guilty about on a daily basis. And I'm beginning to realize that this guilt is at the root of some of my anxiety and stress that holds me back from my goals. I feel guilty about...

how it really goes

But of course, this is what REALLY happens. I forgot to plug in my phone before climbing into bed last night so it died, not waking me up at 5:15 this morning. My baby managed to not wake me up either, because BOTH of us managed to somehow sleep in until 11:00. 

The Art of Rebuilding

When I was in Taiwan, there were times I felt I had reached the peak of my existence. I didn't need more friends. I didn't need more adventures or stamps in my passport. I felt so alive and full. I had purpose. I had a community. Life was SO GOOD. But if I am to let the past be a school that teaches me how to move forward, I would have to say that's it when you reach the peak of anything, it's only a matter of time until you have to descend. And this all for the purpose of scaling the next peak. 

why i don’t want your $$$

I never thought I would be here, in this place of financial panic and insecurity as a wife and mom. As a single female, it was terrible enough to be huddled in my apartment broke, trying to figure out how I was gonna get to work the next day so I could have money again. But it's even worse now that I'm responsible for other people. 

Running Solo: a gift & a lifestyle

No time to read? Then listen! Click here to listen to the audio version of this post.  I've been thinking that the time we have to be single is really the time we have to get good at being alone. But how good at being alone do we really want to be? Isn't there a … Continue reading Running Solo: a gift & a lifestyle

the trap of self-pity, the pressure of catching up, & the danger of making excuses

No time to read? Then listen! Click here to listen to the audio version of this post.  Yes, that title is a.... what is that word they use these days.... doozy? Wow, I just looked that word up in the dictionary, and I actually spelled it right! I believe this is the first time I've … Continue reading the trap of self-pity, the pressure of catching up, & the danger of making excuses

To Live Each Day Powerfully

I want to do more than I'm doing right now. I've always felt this way about life. When I was younger, I was always doing the extra stuff, joining speech contests, taking piano lessons, starting clubs, planning recitals, volunteering at church. By the time my senior year of high school hit, I had already applied … Continue reading To Live Each Day Powerfully

And my baby was born…

I am 12 weeks out from the most... ...painful? ...profound? ...physical? ...powerful? experience of my life: the birth of my daughter Clarissa Rose. Don't get me wrong - it was beautiful. It was also unbelievable. I am still struggling to get my mind around two things: one, that baby came out of me and two, … Continue reading And my baby was born…