Tag archives: love
My husband will soon be halfway around
the world on a lengthy business trip. I don’t want him to go. Not because I
will be a single parent for three weeks, or because my daughter and I may run
out of clean clothes because I won’t remember how to use the washing machine, or
because I will have to take his place at father-daughter dance rehearsals.
My reason is simple: we are currently
in a good patch. Anyone in a long-term relationship knows exactly what I’m
talking about. Marriage is a roller coaster. The key to hanging ...
At 17, I planned out my entire life until
age 30: a college degree and marriage by 22 followed by two children (girl then
boy), a master’s degree and a fulfilling professional career by 30. My plans
didn’t go beyond that, so apparently I was going to drop dead or go insane after
that crazy journey.
This plan made perfect sense in my naïve
mind. I was already engaged (feel free to roll your eyes, I always do when I think
of it) and had begun freshman year of college. Fortunately, it didn’t pan out. Instead
Early in my friendship with my only
friend from the South, she said to me, “You are the friend I touch the least.
You visible cringe when you see me coming.” It was an alarming statement—not
because she said it, but because it was true.
Affection makes me nervous. When my own
brothers hugged me the day of my college graduation, I felt awkward. When I visited
my parents and they embraced me at the airport, I always held back. It felt odd
to feel so uncomfortable, but I chalked it up to being Midwestern and coming
from a ...
Yesterday, I read an amazing post by Megan O’Rourke, whose mother died when she was 32, called
Mother: What I wish I could say.” It is a touching tribute to the little
and big things that we can longer say once someone is gone. It inspired me to
write this post because I am lucky enough to have this day to say some of the
things that I haven’t said.
I hope you’ll share with me the things you want to say to your mother (or whomever),
but more important I hope it inspires you to ...
Experts say that if you want to keep
your resolutions, you should make them very specific and measurable. So that’s
what I did last year—with mixed results.
My list for 2012 included things such
as call brothers once a month (lasted until April), run twice a week (started,
got injured and restarted), watch one movie a week (not a chance in hell),
finish lavender sweater (ditched the sweater and went for a scarf instead,
which still isn’t finished) and a host of other items.
These were all good resolutions, but
they didn’t seem to really change ...