Tag archives: enjoy life
This morning as I lay on the living floor doing extremely uncomfortable physical therapy exercises for my neck, an unexpected thought popped into my head: I am so grateful I’m not angry all the time any more.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving so feelings of gratitude shouldn’t be surprising, but I wasn’t quite sure where this one came from. Yet, it is truly what I am most thankful for this year.
When I returned to work full time last February, my biggest fear was turning back into “scary mommy.” I had spent the previous two years trying to figure ...
It’s been 12 years since I have
started a new job. I had forgotten how physically and emotionally draining the
first few days, weeks and maybe even months can be.
After a whirlwind first day, spent
meeting new coworkers and going through a massive project list followed by
rushing home to wolf down food and get my daughter to gymnastics, I crawled
into bed exhausted. Yet sleep eluded me.
My brain was stuck on repeat: “must process, must process.”
I tossed and turned and had weird dreams. When the alarm finally went off, my
inner introvert pulled her head ...
Am I the only one who feels relieved
when Christmas is over? I don’t know about you, but as soon as December 26
rolls around, I feel the immediate urge to take down every single Christmas
decoration and shove it in the attic for the next year. The day after Christmas is like the day after a night of binge drinking. The fun is over and now you have to peel yourself out of bed, head pounding, and deal with the mess.
It’s not that I hate Christmas. In fact,
I love it. I love the lights, the ...
When my husband and I decided to leave sunny
Colorado and head back to our roots in the Midwest, we were prepared for tough
winters. I, however, was not prepared to suffer through the coldest, snowiest
winter in 20 years.
This morning I determined the only way to get
through the remaining weeks of this awful winter is to dream of summer.
Summertime by Lake Michigan is pure heaven. On the drive to school today, my
daughter and I started a list of things we want to do this summer. Our list had
the usual summer fun like the fair ...
Last week I let a woman who reminded me of my grandmother
get to second base. It was my first time so I was nervous, but she was a pro.
In fact her cheerful manner as she squished my breasts into
the mammogram machine actually may have made the entire experience less awkward
than the first time I was felt up—at age 15.
What made the day even more memorable is that not more than
an hour before my topless experience, I was deep into my first-ever therapy
session. If I had added a colonoscopy to the day, I ...