Family · Writing

Teach

"Tell me which of his classes to take! Make me love him," the message read. "Huh?" I thought, slightly taken aback. How do you make someone love a particular instructor? I don't think you can. I've taken classes all my life. Most of us have. Formal schooling as a kid, college, and even on the… Continue reading Teach

Health and Fitness · Writing

Obsession

Since last August when she arrived, I have rarely spent a day without getting in her saddle. I pedaled and huffed and puffed. I got a professional fitting, I joined the cult, ahem, the Power Zone Pack. New shoes came, as well as a more powerful fan. I have cycled my legs off for about… Continue reading Obsession

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Perspective

Early in sobriety, the focus was on not drinking, how I was feeling and just living life without the numb. The longer time went on, the easier it became. Things would come up, I learned how to deal. The depression and anxiety that had been numbed for so many years was finally allowed to bubble… Continue reading Perspective

Family · Health and Fitness · sobriety · Writing

Scary

I have this thing: apparently I like to scare myself. I jump into things and then figure out the how. I ran track for 3 weeks in the 8th grade and then decided I hated running. When I signed up for my first running event, it was only because my friend said it was doable… Continue reading Scary

Family · Food · Health and Fitness · Writing

Food Fun – Pita Pocket Joes

I love food, and part of my plant-based cooking excursions have been to incorporate as many healthy habits, as well as recipes, into our routine. It's been scary fun *interesting* testing out various internet recipe finds on my family. My husband grew up eating meat and typical American fare, so finding recipes that 1. don't… Continue reading Food Fun – Pita Pocket Joes

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Resolutions or Goals?

It's that time of year where we take stock and reevaluate and set goals! Or when we think about our intentions for the next year. Or maybe you are in the camp of not doing anything of the sort. Either way, the end of the year is here! I went back and reviewed the blog… Continue reading Resolutions or Goals?

depression · Health and Fitness · sobriety · Writing

9 Years

The notification that I've had this little corner of the internet for 9 years popped up today. Laughing, I joked to my husband that other than him and the kids I don't think I've ever committed to anything that long. The thought took me back to where we were 9 years ago: getting ready for… Continue reading 9 Years

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Halloween!

We love Halloween at our house. Like...a lot. I laughed my head off a few years ago when I saw a neighbor’s skeletons in the yard up to all kinds of fun pushing a wagon and riding a tricycle. Made me chuckle every time I walked the dogs past the house in October. Now we… Continue reading Halloween!

Faith and Personal Growth · sobriety · Writing

3.5 years

Sitting here socially distanced and masked up since early spring, I often wonder about how much people have likely ramped up drinking - out of fear. Out of boredom. Anxiety. Anger. So much anger. Because yep, it’s an election year on top of everything else. Just days away from an election that will determine our… Continue reading 3.5 years

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Heartbroken

A couple months ago I was at the dog park with with all 3 of our dogs. Everything was fine, then Hippo ran straight for the fence, slipped underneath (the fence is broken, I had no idea) and attacked another dog. We got really lucky that he didn’t injure the other dog and it was… Continue reading Heartbroken