Letting It Out

In the 48 hours since finding out that I have a mass on my ovary, I have been surprisingly calm about it. I have tried to keep the mindset of “we don’t know anything yet, there is nothing to worry about.” This morning I woke up with chest pains, a tight throat, and a heavy…

I Thought We Had an Understanding

This morning’s transition into the real world after 9 days on vacation was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I generally like routine, so slipping back into my 4:30 am wake up call to hit the gym actually felt kind of nice. What didn’t feel nice was the pound of…

I Think I Like to Run

Ahhhh vacation. This past Saturday Isaac and I loaded up the car and headed to the North Carolina coast to spend a week at Topsail Island. His family has been coming to this beach at least once a year for the past 35-ish years, and I have joined them the for the past 5. By…

Blessed

I had a long talk with my mom this morning that left me feeling energized, refreshed, and optimistic. My immediate family has spent the past year focusing on the positive in life and not letting negativity (both people and circumstances) weigh us down. It’s hard to do. It takes a conscious effort to not let…

Quit Yer Whinin’

I have had it. I am so tired of listening to people constantly complain about work, school, the weather, politics, their significant other, or any of the other issues that are apparently causing extreme and debilitating unhappiness. Yes, I realize the irony of this post, as I am complaining about people who complain. Don’t care.…

The Husky Sheds Her Winter Coat

When I was 12 years old I loved to shop at GAP Kids, much like other girls and boys my age. Unlike most other pre-teenies though, I had to wear GAP’s Husky line of pants and shorts. HUSKY- meaning “these pants will fit your fat kid because she can’t fit into our regular sized clothes.”…