Thoughts on Capability & Rediscovery While Strolling Along the Tiber River

Some people do their best thinking in the shower. I do my best thinking in Rome. (Or maybe that’s just an excuse to spend more time in Rome). Strolling along the Tiber River while my brother recovered from an intoxicating night to say the least, I had this thought: Sometimes I forget how gloriously capableContinue reading “Thoughts on Capability & Rediscovery While Strolling Along the Tiber River”

What’s in a Name?

The last time I changed my surname on Facebook (not counting the stalking incident over a school board race where the police advised I change my moniker on social media – story for another time – maybe) was when I got married 11 years ago. I was embarrassingly excited to change my last name onContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”

Stupid Pants Season

If I told you I got a job because of a pair of sweatpants would you believe me? It’s finally “stupid pants” weather (ie: fleece-lined sweatpants) and I can’t take these out without thinking back to 2 years ago when I first tried on these sweatpants and decided to make a post about them inContinue reading “Stupid Pants Season”

Saying “Maybe” Instead of “No”

There’s been a push over the last few years to teach people – women in particular – that “No.” is a full sentence. This is an important lesson in boundary-setting, but I think I’ve forgotten how to say, “Yes.” Or at the very least a full-throated, “Maybe.” On some occasions when I’ve said, “No” whatContinue reading “Saying “Maybe” Instead of “No””

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”

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”

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”

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”