My latest post for Medium, a few thoughts on relocation and its related pains and opportunities.
Feeding the Validation Monster
Turns out, I am a Validation Monster. I crave it, feed off it and sometimes feel like I can't devour enough. I thrive on in-person communication, collaborating with others and, when I do a good job, someone telling me that my work is good. I appreciate a good nod, a heartening "mmm-hmmm" or even a … Continue reading Feeding the Validation Monster
Only after I became a mother in the most basic, literal sense, giving birth to my son and a few years later my daughter, did I dedicate the time needed to realize that raising children represents only a modicum of true mothering. It is a much bigger, holier, metaphysical concept than I give it credit. … Continue reading Mothering
Writing is not just writing, it is therapy. And when I've grown tired of reading story after story of triumphant multitasking from around the Web, sometimes I have to offer another view. My satire makes fun of mostly me, so should anyone be offended, they can take comfort in knowing I've out crazied them from … Continue reading Semper Currit
The in between times
Why am I not writing? I ask myself this question as I scroll through Facebook reading other people's writing and kicking myself for not writing. Then I head to Twitter to look up some more writing, and even Instagram to look at some pithy captions. Then it's 45 minutes later and I wonder why I … Continue reading The in between times
Desert Lifestyle Magazine Fall/Winter 2017
Well, that didn’t take long, but I’m fairly certain it wasn’t anything I did to encourage the fold. I contributed to the latest, and turns out last, Desert Lifestyle Magazine over the summer and recounted a fun little Christmas-inspired bike story from last year. This year I barely managed to decorate William’s bike, and instead … Continue reading Desert Lifestyle Magazine Fall/Winter 2017
In the moment and in the lifetime – Utah Valley Marathon race report
Author’s Note: There is so much to say about this race, but what follows isn’t exactly a race report in terms of explaining the course or its amenities. What follows is more of an essay about the race experience. If you want to quick race recap, here it is—I highly recommend Utah Valley for its … Continue reading In the moment and in the lifetime – Utah Valley Marathon race report
Spring/Summer 2017 Desert Lifestyle Magazine
A second Spouses Corner installment in Desert Lifestyle magazine happened this spring - click here to flip through the latest virtual issue and read "Desert for One" on page 25.
No, I'm not running for hundreds of days in a row, or even dozens of days, or even a week. I am already training for a marathon. That helps with plenty of lapses in judgment already, nobody needs what I have to offer while actually trying to run for multiple days in a row. I … Continue reading Running Streak
Living and running in the desert have offered a whole new perspective on life for this Midwestern girl. Recently two coyotes came across my path during a long run, I went ahead and wrote the conversation running through my head. In reality, they are generally harmless, but that's not what I tell myself at 7a.m. … Continue reading Desert Running