I'm a woman who, for good or for bad, has always told the truth about her life. I've admitted when I'm lonely. I've shared when I've judged you. I've acknowledged when I've wished this all away. I've confessed when I've felt lost. I've made zero effort to hide when stuck in the place between what was and what will be. Despite these facts (because of these reasons?) the past few ... Continue Reading
What do you want to be thanked for?
Thank you. Two syllables which are simple to say yet complicated as a...thing which is really really complicated and we hope to maybe please some day figure out? to utter to another human and convey the true meaning behind. Thank you. Two words I like to believe we all need to hear as much as I do (here's where you don't tell me if I'm wrong) yet the desire to have said to us can feel ... Continue Reading
4 lessons learned from coaching cheer.
A long time ago at a junior high far far away I was a cheerleader. To my recollection, participating in cheer was not my parents' fave choice of mine (they were bigger fans of my clarinet playing talents). And, to be candid, I don't remember it being a favorite choice of mine either. It was fun, it was fine, I moved on to different activities after one season (drill team among other ... Continue Reading
First Child-Free Separation Weekend.
For the past decade+ I've spent far too much time with my Child. The Husband traveled. I traveled. Never in the past 11 years+1 week did we drop the Child somewhere and travel together (sidebar: guess who's 12 soon?). Spoiler alert: This was not a great approach to marriage. Even though I've consciously chosen not to focus on the rear-view mirror (Glance Carla! Glance! is now a ... Continue Reading
A story of bashert.
College Bashert. Bashert is a Yiddish word that means destiny. Growing up I heard it used to mean 'predestined' spouse or soulmate, but it can also be used to capture the seeming destiny of an incident or friendship. At its essence bashert is defined as “meant to be.” For me, however, the 3 words don’t convey the full power behind the Yiddish word. Baby Bashert A few days ago I ... Continue Reading
Why I use taboo language.
taboo-laden, bubble-immersed love note from the Child. Recently the Child told me a story. It centered around her about overhearing 7th graders chatting during lunch and being shocked by the use of "the s-word and the f-word." I laughed (on the inside where it counts). I couldn't believe she was shocked (given the fact she's my child). Not only am I renown for possessing nary one ... Continue Reading
Im opening a new door.
Years ago I shared on social media what I'd found to be a powerful quote: If it doesn't open it's not your door. I stumbled upon the line somewhere (Google didn't help with origin) and the first time I read it my jaw dropped. Literally as the kids say these days and, in this instance, the word literally for once applies. The eight words strung together stunned me. Until that sentence I'd ... Continue Reading
4 things lucky people do.
Lucky: selected as Fila Real Woman model. The other night I spent time reflecting on 2017. I've whined. I've kvetched. I've not been silent as planned. With 2/3+ of the year behind us I'm nowhere near where I'd anticipated I'd be. Still, even all that acknowledged, I arrived at the not-so-mind-blowing conclusion I am extraordinarily lucky. While I do express gratitude daily it ... Continue Reading
Wingwomen. They’re not just for dating!
Lately Ive felt untethered. Not in a good way (yay middle school! untethered life! freedom!), but in a fashion which results in my feeling unmoored or free-floaty. (I know. I got the degree. I still use my own language rather than the DSM's.) I've accepted this is how I feel right now. I've attempted to embrace the sense of uncertainty. I've focused on creating a backdrop of calm in ... Continue Reading
4 ways stressing out actually helps us!
I've spent a great deal of time the past few months focusing on seeking silver-linings. I've chosen to discover the good in situations no matter how the scenarios initially appear on the surface. The thing is, I'd be lying if I didn't also admit life feels stressful right now. Nothing major, nothing earth shattering, but stressful to me nonetheless. Being who I am, when I found myself ... Continue Reading
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