I feel like there’s a lot of pressure in this world to be “perfect.” Sometimes I think feel it a tad more acutely since I’m a PhD candidate, and there seems to be this silent expectation that all PhD candidates should be close to perfect at all times, like perfect little aca-angels. However, if I’m… Continue reading Striving for Perfection?
What happens to a body when you go a few weeks off working out? Well, I’ll tell you what happens: it reverts back to its soft, mushy, unsolid form. It protests when you make it move in the ways that– just 14 days prior- were familiar, getting easier, almost fun. This week has not been… Continue reading Oh, the pain: Back on the Fix
I like to think of the world as a safe place. There’s the reality of catastrophe, of woe, of the ordinary tragedies of a commonplace life: the fickle violence of nature. The irrational agony of sickness, the maladies that strike the young and old, that take the best from us too soon, that cause us… Continue reading Safety in Numbers
So, I fell off the wagon while on vacation. Let’s all be honest together right now, you knew it was coming. I see you nodding over there, I see you. I was strong the first three days– mostly because I knew I had to fit into my vow renewal dress, and I wanted to look… Continue reading Vacation Blunders
On our last night of vacation, my daughter snuggled up to me, her body so warm and heavy with sleep. “I love you mama,” she whispered. We had opted for a king sized bed in our suite instead of doing smaller 2 full sized, and I realized in that moment this was probably the last… Continue reading Little things