My grandpa passed away while I was in college. I still vividly remember my dad's shaky voice when he called to tell me, unable to get the sentence out. It's the first time I'd ever heard him cry. I'd just visited my grandpa the week or so before and it was one of, if not … Continue reading Where The Fig Tree Grows
In honor of transparency, I am sharing with you something that I'm oddly proud of. A criticism of my first novel - which is KIND of like a photo of myself naked hours after giving birth... but less gooey. Before I do this - I want to say a few things. I never EVER have … Continue reading The Art of Saying “NO!”
Seven years ago, we were loading our storage unit into a moving truck. My only worry then was that I was uprooting my life to go live in another state with my boyfriend. No job, no ring, nothing. Little did I know that that would all change and my life would become better than I … Continue reading Making Footprints
For a while now, my husband has been itching to take our girls to the beach. He grew up on an island and it just felt odd to him that his own children hadn't experienced sand in their toes and salty air on their little faces. The only thing I could think of was... A. … Continue reading Our Traveling Circus
I was talking to my good friend last night about the frustrations of the unknown. It’s a realm in which many different career paths can leave you and some are a bit easier to navigate than others. Also, other factors can make the unknown less stressful, like not having children to consider, a mortgage, comfort … Continue reading Irrationally Fearful Superwoman
I have no idea. I never really had a plan to be perfectly honest. My husband and I had a discussion about what my expectations would be before I even started and I promised myself not to let my hopes get too high. I am extremely sensitive so it’s VERY easy for me to get … Continue reading What Happens Now?