Mother’s Day for the Motherless

When I was about eight or nine years old, I saw a Mother’s Day ad for Boscov’s that claimed you could buy your mom a beautiful gold locket for just $0.99. Holy crap! Just $0.99?! I immediately decided that I wanted to get my mom that locket for Mother’s Day. I was so excited to… Continue reading Mother’s Day for the Motherless

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Your Life Doesn’t Have to Follow a Certain Timeline

I have been a straight-A student my whole life. I spent a lot of time doing homework and studying, but honestly, school just came naturally to me. I graduated high school third or fifth in my class and went onto college with plans of attending law school. I was hell-bent on becoming a lawyer one… Continue reading Your Life Doesn’t Have to Follow a Certain Timeline

Why Aren’t We Ever Good Enough?

Last weekend, I ran a PR (personal record) in the 10k. I beat my previous best time, which was from 2013, by just over three minutes. I also placed third in my age group, which I definitely wasn’t expecting. After seeing my results, I was really happy and proud of myself. I had a near… Continue reading Why Aren’t We Ever Good Enough?

I Don’t Have a Tribe

I always see other women posting on social media about their tribes and it makes me wonder why I don’t have one. I have friends, sure, but I don’t have a tribe. I don’t have a group of other women rallying around me in support, good times and bad. I don’t have a ride or… Continue reading I Don’t Have a Tribe

I’m Sorry That My Grief Makes You Uncomfortable

I’ll never forget the first time my mom looked at me and didn’t know who I was. The mall was ridiculously crowded that day, the way it usually is around Christmas time. We navigated our way through the food court and my mom saved us a table in front of Saladworks. I could see her… Continue reading I’m Sorry That My Grief Makes You Uncomfortable

Do You Ever Get In Your Own Way?

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were supposed to run a race together. I was supposed to run the 5k/10k challenge and he was going to do the 5k. I was really excited about this race and had been looking forward to it for weeks. I was going to get three medals… Continue reading Do You Ever Get In Your Own Way?