Dear Mom, Today marks six months since you've been gone. Saying goodbye to you was the hardest thing I have ever done. Holding your hand and telling you horribly, hard things like it was "okay to stop fighting" and that you "don't have to be strong anymore" still breaks my heart into a million pieces. … Continue reading Dear Mom (Six Months Later)
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Make plans. Change plans. Be flexible. The last six or seven weeks haven't gone according to plan, or even close to plan. My swimming has been very technique-focused (but lacking in yards), I didn't like how my training was coming together, and so I decided to make some changes. I could probably have suffered through … Continue reading Reflecting On Triathlon-ing
It's hard sometimes to commit to make a big change or train for a big event. It takes commitment, self-confidence and a plan. It can be daunting and overwhelming, and doesn't always go according to plan. But you show up and have just taken that first step towards achievement. You are on your way. That … Continue reading You Are On Your Way…
Hellllllllo how are you? Clearly still a terribly unconsistent blogger, but I'm trying. There are a lot of items I've been loving later and I figured I'd share. None of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Altras are a zero drop running sneaker that I have been using since October. They allow … Continue reading Friday Faves
From time to time, this blog will contain affiliate links. These links help offset the cost of the blog and help me maintain this tiny little space on the internet. Thanks for understanding. Try a new activity each month (alone or with others). Start saying yes to opportunities I usually say no to because they … Continue reading 2017 Goals and Intentions
2016 was a dumpster fire of a year in a lot of ways (hi we elected Donald Trump as President of the United States) but a decent year of personal and professional growth for me. And without further ado, a recap list (so Type A of me). Events that made an impact on my life, … Continue reading 2016 In Review
Well three months came and went like that *snaps fingers* - I am a horribly inconsistent blogger but I did actually start 3 posts since I last blogged. So that counts for something, maybe? I don't even know where to begin, so let's start with exciting news! I applied for Tri Equal's Equally Inspiring program, … Continue reading Just Show Up!
“Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.” – Georges Clemenceau Today is my birthday, and I'm giving you a present. Or maybe it's just some unsolicited advice that you don't need. Or maybe you need to hear (err see) some of it. 31 was the year I really took a hard look at … Continue reading Much Ado About 32…
September is my absolute favorite month. Not just because it's my birthday month (it's the 13th, presents not necessary!) but fall is my season. I love nearly everything about summer fading into fall (except less daylight) and there is no place better to live than New England in the fall. With the summer addition of … Continue reading Hello September!
As I find myself approaching 32, I've noticed that I'm less likely to censor my thoughts and really care more about being genuine and true to myself. I have also realized that I don't want to (and more importantly, don't have to) put up with people that bother me for one reason or another. In … Continue reading A Season of Change