January 9, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I STRUGGLE with making things happen. Perhaps we are never more acutely aware of this than during the season of short-lived resolutions. 


For example, I had an idea years ago about how to incorporate some of my certifications and work experi...

December 12, 2018

A couple weeks ago, I sat down in the living room waiting to watch an episode of one of my favorite shows, which may or may not have the word “housewives” in it. As I not-so-patiently waited for an episode of Meat Eater (one of my husband’s favorite shows) to end, I de...

December 2, 2018

There was a moment a few days ago, as I held my three-month-old son and told him I loved him, when I thought, “How could he possibly understand what I mean? How do we even learn what love is?” 

Especially on days when my husband and I have to buckle his special clubfoot...

November 27, 2018

One in 1,000. Those are the approximate odds of a baby having clubfoot. As we found out in the delivery room, our son was the one.

Over the last two-and-a-half months, we have learned more about clubfoot and its treatment than I ever would have imagined. We’ve even lear...

May 9, 2018

"It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into."

- Terri Guillements

Here we go again with my being shocked that I haven't shared a blog post in months. Trust me, it is definitely not because I've had nothing to write about. In fact, I've probably had...

January 4, 2018

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."

- Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been almost three months since I’ve published a blog post. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to write about fo...

October 10, 2017

"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."

- Les Misérables

I’ve been in Paris for 11 days now, and I’m finally writing for the first time since I got here. I could tell you about the fun, interesting language course I’ve been taking (but had to miss due to...

September 15, 2017

I once had a counseling professor who told our class, “The way you do anything is the way you do everything.” For the most part, I have seen the wisdom of this quote at play in my life ever since. For instance, if someone regularly leaves a large tip for servers, then...

August 1, 2017

"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." – Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I can’t sleep. I think it’s the kind of Can’t Sleep that can only be caused by a big life change—the kind about which you’re not reall...

June 4, 2017

I wanted to write a letter to my Twenties, explaining how “it’s not you; it’s me.” I wanted to give this fabulous decade of my life some closure, some understanding. I didn’t want her to lay awake at night, reviewing our every moment spent together, wondering where she...

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