Category Archives: Emotional Outlet

L is for Legacy

In some ways, I guess it’s a little ironic that I saw¬†Hamilton at the point in life I did — which was just recently — because I have been thinking a lot about my own legacy. One of the themes … Continue reading

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Women Skip the Gym? Duh!

I saw this article this morning that said 65% of women avoid going to the gym for fear of being judged. The article went on to explain the myriad reasons women avoid the gym, everything from not looking fit enough … Continue reading

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Is This a Thing?

I have a confession to make. Since the Chicago Marathon on October 8, I have run exactly 7 times. I went back to Weight Watchers and have hardly counted my points. Fortunately, I have not really gained any weight because … Continue reading

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2017: Make it So

Making new year resolutions is a common practice. Normally, I don’t make resolutions because I really hate setting myself up for failure! But this year, I decided to try something different: I’m going to make my resolutions and I’m going … Continue reading

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My Year in Review — 2016

It’s that time of year again where I indulge my self-absorbed side and review the year that has just passed, and I drag you along for the ride. As I was reflecting on what I would write about, I was … Continue reading

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A Dream Realized

I didn’t love my daughter right away. I was in labor with her for 24 hours and then ended up with a C-section. I remember the first time I laid eyes on her. I thought, “What a cute baby!” And … Continue reading

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A Foolish Need

I like to think that I am pretty self-aware. That being said, one of the things I know about myself is that I am a people-pleaser and I want people to like me and be happy with me. When they … Continue reading

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Year in Review — 2015: Ride the Coaster

I am ready to have 2015 in the rear view mirror. While there were so many great things that happened this year, the few lousy things just cast dark shadows over everything. So, in no particular order, I present my … Continue reading

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There Are Worse Things, Right?

All the brouhaha over Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce got me to thinking…. Side note: I really don’t care one bit about their divorce. Personally, any time a marriage is held up to the spotlight as fairy tale perfect … Continue reading

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Fixation Finished

I admitted to my husband and best cheerleader this morning that I ma having a crisis. I am so fixated on running this half marathon at the beginning of May that I fear I may be causing myself physical and … Continue reading

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