Why Not?

My story begins 16 years ago. I was 12 years old and enjoying my summer vacation with my sister at the local city pool. We would ride our bikes down the block and spend our summer days splashing around with other kids, even on days when we had softball games. We were such rebels. While … Continue reading Why Not?

Stop Looking Away

When something makes me uncomfortable, I tend to look away. A scary scene in a movie. A bloody surgery scene in Grey's Anatomy. A painfully awkward acceptance speech during an awards show. "Out of sight, out of mind." I suppose that's the theory. Last month, I had an experience that proved this theory is all … Continue reading Stop Looking Away

If I Had a Magic Wand…

My first reaction was to play it safe and say I would create world peace, cure cancer, or make evil disappear in this world. While I want to live a happier, safer, and healthier world- I wanted to take a different approach and provide a different perspective. I would use my magic wand to make … Continue reading If I Had a Magic Wand…

Saying Goodbye to Arnold’s

I always tell people that Arnold's Drive-In was my first job, but that's not the whole story. My best friend, Toni, worked at Arnold's and loved it. She was always dressed like a cute 50s and 60s gal and raved about the food. Dressing cute, eating deep fried food everyday, and getting paid while doing … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Arnold’s

My Two Cents on “Looking Up”

We live in a social world. And I'll be the first to admit that I love social media. I love sharing stories. I love posting pictures of my adorable son. I love connecting with people that I haven't seen in years. I love using Facebook to instantly connect with family and friends across the state, … Continue reading My Two Cents on “Looking Up”

The Day I Became a Triathlete

Unofficial title: My First Triathlon (AKA The Day I Realized I Have Multiple Personalities) But that title was simply too long and threw off the layout a bit. I have to tell you...I experienced every single emotion on Saturday, August 23 . I felt happy, sad, excited, nervous, anxious, mad, sad, discouraged, encouraged, positive, negative, … Continue reading The Day I Became a Triathlete