The Bad Workouts Matter, Too

I recently had one of those workouts. You know the kind. You go into it feeling good, feeling like you got this. Then you get your ass handed to you physically. And not only physically, but also emotionally, mentally. It takes everything in you—and then it takes everything out of you. This particular workout was […]

A lesson from a little line

I’ve been bouncing back and forth between writing this post because in a strange way it feels more personal than anything else I’ve ever written — which is saying a lot. But it feels important to put these words to paper and remember these feelings. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Anyone who knows me—really knows me—knows that having kids terrifies […]

Defining Moments

Life has defining moments. And sometimes, right in the midst of them, time slows and that thought actually crosses my mind: “This is going to be a defining moment. So pay attention to it.” Brandon and I have been lucky over the course of our relationship. We’ve mostly had good defining moments. The first time […]

The Skin I’m In

Those of you who follow my writing know that I am a pretty open book. There isn’t much I keep to myself about my struggles with alcoholism, with self-harm, with anxiety, with depression. However, there is one struggle that I don’t often address. But because I’ve been working on getting back to writing for me, as […]