I’ve gone soft. The change happened over a span of 8 years while adjusting to and then permanently residing in West Michigan. The adaptations have been gradual, of course, but the reality hit me today like a rush hour traffic jam on 696. Fast. When I left the Detroit area, I left in my black…… Continue reading Detroit Blood
My alarm went off at 5:50am this morning, reminding me that I was about to run in The Color Run – Grand Rapids with one day’s worth of training under my belt and some pre-existing knee pain. 5:50am. Yuck. My parents were up for the weekend to take care of some GR chores, so I…… Continue reading The Happiest 5k on the Planet
Here’s the countdown, if you can believe it: I am 10 days away from marrying my best friend. At this point, I’ve surpassed the wedding jitters and just want to get on with the show, okay?! Next Saturday feels like miles away and we cannot wait to be married to each other! It’s great, preparing…… Continue reading Mourning Utilities with a Happy Heart.
I’ve decided that I might like to write a series on aging. Yes, I realize that statement might leave you wondering exactly what qualifies me for such a series at 24 years-old. However, if you are sitting at your desk wondering that same thought, I have already considered your doubt and would, therefore, like to…… Continue reading Aging: A Series
Today is Saint Valentine’s Day, a day historically known for the recognition of Christian martyrs by the name “Valentine” but which has since become an iconic day of love and romance, colored with roses, chocolates and champagne. It’s a day that young couples wait for, married couples pray not forget, and single people altogether curse.…… Continue reading A Jubilant Valentine's Day to You
It’s that time of year again; it’s time to reflect on 2010 and begin planning for 2011, to think up what resolutions I will drop and which I will keep and to evaluate which have already been completed. The end of the year is always a time of reflection and this year, I have much…… Continue reading Reflection Questions for 2010
You pretend it’s just hello.
It’s one of those things that you’re not quite sure you did until you watch the DVD over and over again on repeat. Oh. My. God! We rock twice before somersaulting from the plane into the open air. Weightless but weighted down by the tandem instructor laying ontop of me nearly two miles in the sky.…… Continue reading SkyDive Tecumseh!
I miss weekends in Rochester (MI not NY). Picking up and heading downtown with my laptop, journal, and some books to read. Spending hours in Borders looking at cookbooks of all shapes and diets. Looking out at the street corner, watching the passersby from the Bean & Leaf Cafe. Coming home to dinner with my aunt…… Continue reading Plymouth Rock – Rochester, Michigan
The crunch of leaves under your feet snaps you back from daydreaming; you look around to see if anyone has noticed as you pull your scarf in closer toward your face… I’ll be honest, the change of seasons from either summer to winter or winter to spring can feel bittersweet sometimes. It is during these…… Continue reading Seasons of Love