My young daughter has absolute confidence in me. Without hesitation or question she throws herself off the top of a staircase, fully expecting me to catch her. This happens more often than I hope and not always while I’m watching.
Most people are surprised to learn I was once overweight. To cope I constructed what I thought was an indestructible wall around me. I didn’t want to face my problem. But at 19 years old, the wall came crumbling down.… more
Recently married, my husband and I are still adjusting to life together. One adjustment is shared chores around the house. We’ve worked out a good system but the other day I found myself rewashing the dishes moments after he had finished.
It was July, and I had the worst cold in the history of me and colds (we go way back). My sister and her husband were moving six hours away and the whole family was helping them. Their new place was up in the mountains in a resort town, perfect for their adventurous lifestyle.… more
I like to plan. I love having big aspirations and events to look forward to. Birthdays, vacations, dinner parties, the next three years of my life…or perhaps someone else’s. Plans for the future can make the dull dreariness of the present more bearable.