As I sit down to write about how I'm going to get back into running, I find myself asking a very important question, "how do I begin?" Ironically, I used what I have learned this past week about running to get moving here as well... just do it. Start. Go. Move. It's amazing how simple … Continue reading Learning How to Run
I have been trying to write since I moved to Seattle... really, I have been! But, I haven't found the words to describe what I've experienced here. It's been a whirlwind of ups and downs. I've thrown myself into work, into friendships, into fitting in. I couldn't be happier with my decision to move out … Continue reading Where I’m Meant to Be
It was overtime. We had finally made it to the soccer national championship and it was all tied up, 0-0. The ball was at my feet, a defender was running at me, and I made the perfect touch. The ball made it just far enough ahead that I could out-run the defender and be set … Continue reading A Pivotal Moment (And a little lesson on rewriting history.)
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Well, I feel insane. Each day is wasted away in a couch-coma that I end up beating myself up for before calling it a day. And every night I lay awake thinking, "tomorrow will be different, it … Continue reading The Decision to Fight for ME.
Well, that didn't last long did it? I was out on the trail for less than 7 days before I realized that I was way in over my head. I pressed on to 9 days, and 110 miles, before I gave myself permission to go home. Hiking was great. I thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by … Continue reading Why I Came Home
2 days, guys. 2 days. That's it. No, it won't be my first night on the trail. That's in 3 days. But it will be my first night of a long stretch away from home. My first night before a full day of hiking. My first night living out of a single backpack. My first night … Continue reading Let the Adventure Begin!
Please tell me you are watching "This Is Us." I am not usually one to get attached to TV shows, but this is a good one. Each character has something you can relate to, and the overriding theme of love is incredibly moving. This past week, one of the characters was deeply struggling with anxiety … Continue reading “…roll down the windows and turn up the music.”
It's 1AM and I am sitting at my computer writing. I haven't slept much in 2 days now. Maybe that's not a lot of days to not get good sleep in a row, but this is me. I am the Queen of Sleep. I usually get 8-10 hours a night, and according to my … Continue reading “…because it’s never or now.”
Tuesday morning. I wake up without an alarm clock and roll over to find my husband's side of the bed already void of body heat. He's been at work about an hour now. I consider getting up, but there's no rush. The house is clean, all my acquaintances are at work, and I can't think of … Continue reading Quarter-Life Crisis