Archive for September 2014

Things I Know For Certain (At Least For The Moment)

I woke up yesterday morning crazy grateful about life. Like obscenely, ridiculously, inexplicably grateful. I stayed happy and grateful and amazed at life all day. And then today I woke up just okay. And as the day progressed I was better. And then tonight I was full of piss and vinegar. Oh, my gosh. I... Read more »

Learning From Each Other: Girls, Women, Lessons, and Laugh Lines

I spent last night at a Sweet 16 party for a girl I love dearly. It was a simple and small soiree. Teenage girls running around, lots of selfies and snapchats. Giggles and gossip and all the lovely things that make 16 year old girls so perfectly “teenaged.” There were “moms”, beautiful women that I... Read more »

Change of Plans: My Thoughts On Fall, Fate, and Being Fearless

You know that feeling? The one where you wake up and you just know that when you step outside there will be a crisp chill and you will breathe a little deeper, sensing the change that’s coming? You woke up planning on a t-shirt and flip-flops and suddenly, out of nowhere, it’s time for sweaters... Read more »

My Father's Daughter

There hasn’t been much control in my life as of late. What I mean when I say that is, I haven’t been able to control a lot of what has gone on in my life lately. When that happens I tend to control what I can, and not in good ways. When I can’t control... Read more »

Wait Your Turn

You guys. YOU GUYS. Seriously. Yesterday I put up a post talking about how I need to put myself and my dreams first. I talked about needing to chase them down, all on my own. And do you know what happened? The VERY SECOND I posted, I received an email that was directly linked to... Read more »

Change Of Plans

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a wife and a mom. It’s what I’m good at. I’m a nurturer by nature and usually the mom of my friend group. I’m protective and fiercely loyal. I will be the best mom, and the best wife. But those things haven’t happened. So... Read more »

You Belong Here

I received a very sweet message from a follower today thanking me for making her feel like she belonged, for letting her know that she isn’t the only one who feels a little lost. Here’s what I have to say about that. Even at 30, I don’t always know who I am. I’m too much... Read more »

Thoughts and Prayers: Holding On To Hope

My mantra lately isn’t a pretty one. “This isn’t going to kill me, so just get through it.” Not exactly uplifting. But it’s honest. That’s where I’m at right now. I’m just getting through things. It’s no secret that I’m a mess, that this whole year’s been a mess. I’ve written about it, talked about... Read more »

Slow Down, Sweet Girl: Unsolicited Advice From Your Older Sister

I watched you pull out of the driveway last week with your friends. In YOUR car. This past weekend you went to visit a friend at school. In Iowa. By yourself. Last night we looked at your dress for Senior Homecoming. I don’t know when it happened, but somewhere along the way I blinked. I... Read more »