Training and fundraising for and completing the NYC Marathon became one of my biggest goals and focuses for this year. It is the biggest challenge I’ve taken on in a very long time and I wanted to make sure I had a record of the experience while my thoughts were still fresh. It has been hard for me to write a race recap because I feel like there is SO MUCH to say about race weekend and at the same time like it was all such a blur and hard to express. But writing tends to help my thoughts so I’m just going to write a ton (and believe it or not this is an abridge version compared to what I journaled…) and no one is obligated to read any of it, so if you want to read on grab your favorite cozy drink and settle in for the long ramblings of my race weekend experiences… Continue reading
O Brave New World! (On travel, imagination, and our unique stories…)
“O Brave New World! That has such people in it” – that Tempest line is one of my favorites and I think about it any time I travel some place new that shakes me out of my comfort zone- whether that be a brand new country, a different city or state, just a new local trail I haven’t explored before. Continue reading
Top 10 Memories for 10 Years Married…
Tomorrow is my 10th anniversary! I wanted to celebrate by sharing 10 of my favorite memories from married life, I no particular order …
Saying Goodbye to Our Most Recent Home: A Love Story
I cried my contacts out the night we signed the paperwork for another family to purchase our house. Partially this was due to the stress of still needing to find our own next home in a truly insane real estate market with very little inventory, and partially because it was the beginning of the end of a very messy, imperfect, beautiful love story between our family and our home. Continue reading
Documenting FUN: How I Organize and Back Up my Pictures!
After my goals post last month, I had a few readers ask about my process for my photo routine, so today’s post is all about how I get the thousands of pictures on my iPhone sorted, stored, and backed up in a way that is most useful for me. I’m hoping this will be helpful for readers in various phases of life, but you may want to organize them differently based on your needs and goals. This is a bit of a lengthy post so maybe grab your favorite drink and a snack before you dive in… Continue reading
I’m Back! August goals and re-capping my July break…
Hello readers! I know it’s been a while and I realized I forgot to mention in my last post that I would be taking my annual mid-year blog break to enjoy some rest and recharge and think about what kind of content I want to write about the second half of the year. (Plus, with all the travel we did last month, I’m not sure how much writing I would have done anyway!) Continue reading
How in the world is it May already?!?!
So… somehow this past year flew by and it’s time for me to celebrate another birthday. I don’t really know how to process the feeling that this was the fastest year yet, but Continue reading
March Goals and February Re-cap
WOW! February has really flown by and here we are at another monthly goals check in. It was a strange month filled with fighting sickness and trying to mend my leg and all sorts of ups and downs, but it was also a month filled with progress. Continue reading
Happy August! Adjusting goals after my social media fast…
After a month of no new posts and only checking in more or less once a week on comments and social media sites, I am so excited to get back to blogging and to be more intentional about my time online and on my phone. I have a post I’ve been waiting months to share that will go live later this week, so keep an eye out, but in the meantime I’m ready to recap a bit of last month and talk about some new goals and focuses for this month: Continue reading
Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day! I thought I’d do something a little different this year and do a blog post that is not centered around my thoughts, so instead, Continue reading