It's a tiny word--two letters packed full of power and boundaries and healing. No. Why is it so difficult to say? Is it because we've been told that we need to go with the flow? That we need to be flexible and stop being selfish? That we're being difficult? Or stubborn? Or withholding? No feels unkind… Continue reading It’s okay to say it.
It's raining. Which I love. It rained all night and even thundered a bit now and then. So I'm sitting at my new desk with the window open listening to the rain and trying to sort through all the things I want to say. Also, I have coffee. That's important. Before we move forward, I… Continue reading It’s (Not) Just a Desk
I haven't been blogging for a reason. Or really, for a hundred different reasons that piled on top of each other until I was too exhausted to even try to pull something true out of myself and put it on paper. After years of fear, anxiety, shame, and hiding, I’m finally starting to feel the sun… Continue reading Of Stopping and Starting Over
Sleep is not necessary extremely important. I do my best work 30 minutes after the deadline. Coffee is a legitimate need. When they say 15-20 hours of work per class each week, that's what they mean. 5-10 hours will not be sufficient. "I will read all the books" quickly changes to "I will skim all the books". Spotify can carry me… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned in My First Term of Grad School
Hey, everyone! I have several things in progress right now. Mostly, I've been working on short stories. I've been doing a lot of writing, but not much editing--so there's plenty of work for me the next few months! Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!
Who here loves vacation? I adore vacation. The food, the sleep, the flexible scheduling, the lack of dishes and work and other responsibilities. Did I mention the food?? Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes weekend getaways, road trips, resort vacays, and an assortment of other relaxation-filled retreats. In the midst of… Continue reading Fitness & Travel: A Match Made in Heaven
I have some exciting news! (No, I'm not pregnant. Jeeze! Every time I say "exciting news" this happens.) Ahem. Anyway... We are going on a real vacation! Sometime in the near or distant future (I'm not saying when. This is the internet, people. Statistically, a third of y'all are creeps.), we will embark on a… Continue reading Breaking News: Bathing Suits Wage War on Women, Three-way Mirrors Considered Co-conspirators
I don't think I've ever been more happy with my body than when I was pregnant. There isn't much in this world more amazing than your body creating a new little life. I was strong and healthy and being pregnant was pretty easy---all of which made me very grateful. By the time my little girl… Continue reading On motherhood, weight loss, and redeeming my body image.