Becoming fearless and facing 40

Becoming fearless and facing 40

Today, I turn 40. I’ve spent the past year+ facing my 40 fears to prepare for today. On December 25th, I faced my 25th fear of singing, and sang in the church choir on Christmas Day.  The picture on the left is me smiling with relief when I finally finished and...
I’m afraid of losing my mind 

I’m afraid of losing my mind 

There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. It’s a tightrope I’ve balanced on many times.  I’ve spent a lot of time learning about famous gifted people. Brilliant artists, writers, musicians, entrepreneurs. Part of what makes them so...
I’m afraid of making the wrong decision

I’m afraid of making the wrong decision

A couple of months ago, as Trump’s nomination to lead the party I have primarily aligned myself with politically, I wrote this. I felt like the main character in Green Eggs and Ham as my husband and others around me tried to get me to like Donald Trump. Try him,...
I’m afraid of raising boys who don’t respect women

I’m afraid of raising boys who don’t respect women

People accuse victims of false rape allegations. Most rapes are unreported, because a victim already feels like they won’t be believed. Often they aren’t believed because of other permissive sexual relationships, drugs or alcohol being involved, or who...
I Thought I Could, and I Did

I Thought I Could, and I Did

I ran a marathon. I thought I could, and I did. I cried so many times Saturday before, during, and after my race. Not just because of physical pain, but because I was so overwhelmed with how it felt to achieve something that has been on my bucket list for over two...
To My Boys on the First Day of School,

To My Boys on the First Day of School,

To my boys on the first day of school, I celebrated your first day of school this morning. I brought a cooler with sparkling apple-grape cider, and plastic champagne glasses to school today. I was poppin’ bottles, and had toasts with some of my mom-friends in...

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