Hey there! It's been a while. Sometimes when you're moving and working and spending an incredible amount of time in an un-air-conditioned car time slips away from you. One minute, it's August 21 and you're thinking you have nearly a month left of summer, time to go to the beach, to catch up with old … Continue reading A full year werth your while
In the 6th grade lunchtime was at 10:40 a.m. I remember classmates and teachers complaining about how early it was. I remember my parents remarking about how unreasonable that was. And I remember absolutely loving it. Lunchtime was 10:40 and I've never gotten over it. Maybe it's just me, but the first thing I … Continue reading How long until lunchtime?
Just under 11 months ago, I was training for a marathon, eating lots of peanut butter, getting back to blogging, taking pictures of my feet and trying to figure out how to fit everything I owned in my little silver car. Today, I’m training for a marathon, eating lots of peanut butter, getting back to … Continue reading Six weeks and two letters later
As a junior in high school (six years ago now, ahh!!) I remember walking to school during the first week in June and thinking, this is the last time I'll ever go to school in June. I really can't tell you why that felt so significant to me, but it did. June had always been just … Continue reading It’s not summer yet?
I pressed publish and sat back, looking up at my calendar. March 10th was almost over and it had been a pretty great day. Rock n Roll Half Marathon ✓ Ate a stack of pancakes and a pizza✓ Baked a double-decker, chocolate, peanut butter, pretzel cake ✓ 23 years of life ✓ And now blog post about … Continue reading When you dreamed you did something
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Some people are really good at typing, and others still use two fingers. Some people are really good at drawing, and others wish they were back in kindergarten where every scribble is a masterpiece. Some people have a hard time identifying their strengths and weakness...but for me, at least one … Continue reading Learning to navigate the cafeteria
Hey there! Did you miss me? Despite my 16 day hiatus from blogging, I'm not done, not even close (in fact expect at least one post mosts week for the coming year...it's a goal of mine), but everyone needs a break sometimes, even from their favorite part of the week...yes, mine is blogging. But break's … Continue reading Driving into the new year with goals, not resolutions
Lustig, lustig tra la la la la hoit est Niklas namen tag! Don't quote me on that German, but happy Saint Nicholas Day! Unlike every other child on my street or in my classes growing up, December 6th was always met with anticipation and excitement each year. It was far more than just another day … Continue reading There’s nothing quite like a cookie on your doorstep
I've never done this before, but then again until one year ago I was never an Aunt either. Today, I'm not writing about running or cooking or surprise trips to the doctor's or even peanut butter (although my supply is running low). Today my adorable, cuddly (and often drooling) nephews turn one! So, today is … Continue reading One year in baby central
Growing up I don't think I ever would have classified myself as a "huggy" person. Definitely not touchy. I preferred a wave or a handshake verse any closer form of physical interaction. But with my family, and a few select friends that made it passed some unclear standard, that was totally different. When I was … Continue reading Don’t forget to add a daily hug to the to do list
In general, it is impossible to truthfully say "everyone likes..." or "everyone dislikes..." because you've always got that one weirdo who for some unfathomable reason doesn't like chocolate (my apologies if that is you...but seriously?). However, I really, really want to say and believe I am correct when I do, that "everybody dislikes going to … Continue reading A bit of kindness makes all the difference
One month ago, was the first time I publicly wrote about my experience with an eating disorder. (It's on Lane 9 if you want to check it out.) I was incredibly nervous about it. What are people who have known me for years, but didn't know this, going to think? Will people treat me differently? … Continue reading Life with ED: An introduction