How Do You Let a Piece of Your Heart Out Into the World?

I am not a mother that bemoans the start of the school year. I like structure and schedules. Summer is the antithesis of that. And while the slower mornings and vacations were a welcomed change for a spell, I’m ready for school. But it’s never easy to let a piece of your heart out intoContinue reading “How Do You Let a Piece of Your Heart Out Into the World?”

I’m in My Season of the Sticks

Do you ever have a song come into your life at just the right moment that it feels a little bit like destiny? No matter how many times you listen to it, it isn’t enough, and despite the knowledge that you can just repeat it with a click of a button, you mourn the endingContinue reading “I’m in My Season of the Sticks”

July 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

After a jam-packed June, my July reading is lighter than prior months. In my defense, I was starting up a podcast (read more about that here) and one of the books was really long! Like 600 pages long (Sarah J. Maas get thee an editor)! But, as the old adage goes, it’s quality over quantity,Continue reading “July 2022 Reading Wrap-Up”

Fashion Blogging, Imposter Syndrome and Body Image Issues

Trigger warning: This post discusses mental illness and body image issues. This is a dressy outfit for me. I spend approximately 98.8% of my day in varying stages of questionable athleisure. Very often in the shirt I slept in last night, tucked in to my skort to give the appearance of an intentional, thought-out outfit.Continue reading “Fashion Blogging, Imposter Syndrome and Body Image Issues”

June 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

This is coming at ya a little late because I was on vacation and actually decided to leave my computer at home for once. June was filled with reads that sit very high in the LB ranking system (for those new here I rate books on a scale of 1 to 5 Lindsey Buckingham’s –Continue reading “June 2022 Reading Wrap-Up”

It’s a Struggle to Love This America

I wasn’t planning on posting this week – forgive any spelling errors as I am on my phone – because I’m on vacation and for once had this crazy idea that I would actually take a vacation and not attempt productivity. Not to mention that I don’t actually have a paying job so… While IContinue reading “It’s a Struggle to Love This America”

Roe v. Wade is No More

Fuck. Not the best way to start off a blog post from an SEO standpoint but, fuck is all I have. Anticipatory grief is the anticipation that happens before losing someone or something. The grief that occurs during the wait. Abortion rights in this country have been on life support for the past decade, inContinue reading “Roe v. Wade is No More”

Stop Trying to Control Chaos and Other Things I Haven’t Mastered

There’s currently painter’s tape circling my downstairs as a makeshift parade route. Solo cups stacked like castles in my dining room. Barbies and cars and trucks and legos and Easter eggs (long story) strewn about the house planning a coordinated campaign on unsuspecting adult feet (how do children ALWAYS avoid stepping on them?!). My houseContinue reading “Stop Trying to Control Chaos and Other Things I Haven’t Mastered”

I Have No Plan

Does anyone else feel like they are performing “having their shit together” for others? There’s this interesting compulsion when you are no longer working to present a clear path forward, no matter your financial situation (Or maybe this is just a type-A, first-born Capricorn thing that I should explore in therapy). Since parting ways withContinue reading “I Have No Plan”

Hi, My Name’s Meredith and I’m an Alcoholic

(This article was originally published on another site on my 7 year soberversary. It was difficult to reexamine this piece given the context of when I wrote the first version and where I thought I may be now. But it was important for me that this lived somewhere else. Somewhere that I owned. I’ve madeContinue reading “Hi, My Name’s Meredith and I’m an Alcoholic”