Yearly Archives

2015

The Show

December 5, 2015

December 4, 2015 My life is in a stand still. On my 35th birthday I took a lone walk in the snowy woods. I was in my annual routine – just me, nature and God. I didn’t receive presents, I had an inedible cake and was surrounded by strangers. I was filming a project to be released next year. At night the stars lit up the sky and like the child I was at 5, I looked up and asked…

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What if I fly?

October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015 Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally…

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Living Life Online.

August 10, 2015

I have lived a decade of my life online. Since 2005, around the time I was hitting my mid-twenties crisis, I started blogging to a public abyss of followers who watched and read as I detailed my reflections each week on a Sunday or Monday night. Like my life today, I didn’t hide much. I openly and transparently wrote about finding my passion, struggling with disordered eating, quitting my corporate job, starting my nonprofit, moving home to care for my…

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This Too Shall Pass…

June 25, 2015

June 24, 2015 There have been varying levels of busy-ness in my life – none that I am proud of as I don’t equate being busy with being important or doing something of value – but I have to say, I don’t think I’ve ever felt the pressure I feel these days to perform until every ounce of energy has been sucked dry. In the past couple months since I took a hiatus from writing journals online, I have been…

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It’s not you, It’s Me.

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 It’s not you, it’s me. That’s what I told all the social media pages I began ‘un-following’ this past week. I decided it was time to censor constant posts and pictures of perfect bodies, blissful marriages and successful careers. I couldn’t look at it anymore given my internal struggle to stay positive while arguing with my husband, finding a new home, promoting my first book and operating a crazy household. I wasn’t jealous of those who outwardly…

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How I Saved Myself.

March 13, 2015

March 10, 2015 I’ve waited a long time for this single day. From the moment I was first published at 11 years old for an honorable mention about an injured bird, to the day I won second for an 8th grade poem about changing the world titled, “One Day”. I knew I wanted to be a published author. I would write short stories, create small screenplays (that I acted with my siblings) and even send queries out to literary agents…

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Happy BOOK Birthday

March 7, 2015

March 10, 2015 I’ve waited a long time for this single day. From the moment I was first published at 11 years old for an honorable mention about an injured bird, to the day I won second for a poem about changing the world titled, “One Day”, in 8th grade, I knew, I wanted to be a published author. I would write short stories, create small screenplays (that I acted with my siblings) and even send queries out to literary…

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Zucchini, Carrot and Apple Miniature Muffins

February 24, 2015

They often say you are either a cooker or a baker. I am definitely the latter. I love to bake. I like to know I can follow a recipe to the “t” and get the final product without needing to be creative. I also like to have sweet stuff in the house because: A) It makes my house smell good B) The Children constantly need healthy snacks C) I am a recovering sugar addict and appreciate daily sweets, esp in…

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Still STRIVING….

February 17, 2015

Nothing great comes without sacrifice. So it’s no surprise when people assume I have an unclean house, am an absent parent or have a shallow personality because I am in good health. Obviously – something had to give, right? I didn’t know what those sacrifices were until recently. In this last year, I’ve had little open time as I toiled from sun up to sun down, often rushing to walk my son to school, training hard through a brief workout,…

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