Before the Craziness Began: Patience when I Became an Insta-Mom

  Before I move on with the now, I want to quickly talk about the before. I have three big brothers, I am the youngest and might be a “Daddy’s Little Girl”.  In my early childhood it was normal to attempt things like cramming 4 people on an ATV, running around the house barefoot in a blizzard as many times as we could, and generally taking risk and running around the 2 acres of woods … Continue Reading →


Run Your Marathon

Running has become a constant in my life.  I’ve had my ups and downs, but running has truly become a part of who I am.  There are times when I’m incredibly regimented, increasing my miles and my pace.  Then there are times when I’m so busy it’s all I can do to get out for a quick 2 mile run after a crazy day, literally racing the sun set.  In the past I’d beat myself … Continue Reading →

Single-Serving Friends

  At the end of a trip, whether 9 days or 4 months, there always comes a period of reflection.  So this morning as I drove one of my dearest friends, Casey, to the airport it was no surprise that we were discussing our travels, both current and past. Admittedly I have not seen Fight Club, but Casey referenced, “single-serving friends,” her favorite quote from the movie.  Of course she had to explain it to me, … Continue Reading →

A Young Woman’s Clarity

True or False?  If you want something bad enough, you will achieve it. False.  Achieving a goal is not a matter of how bad you want it.  It’s a matter of clarity.  In other words; the amount that you want something is irrelevant if you do not actually know what you want.

Ireland: Three Days of Awesmoness

,You know that saying, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”?  This past weekend, my trip to Ireland, this was the theme. I arrived in Dublin at 11:15 pm on Friday night.  Originally I was due to arrive at 1:50 pm.  Believe me when I tell you it was one hell of a day.  Naturally, the first thing I did upon checking in to my hotel was order a pint of Guinness in the hotel bar. Tired … Continue Reading →