Feeling the Love

Feeling the Love

I have amazing family and friends. I knew this before my surgery, but man, has it been reinforced again and again the past few weeks. I am staying with my family while I recover and they are doing an amazing job caring for me and handling all the practicalities of rides, food, and laundry (as…

Wayrad Haven

Wayrad Haven

I finally took the plunge and bought a home! Because what makes *more* sense during a pandemic than adding more stress to one’s life? I’ve been saving for years and doing some research and a number of factors in my life indicated that the time was nigh. It was an incredibly stressful process. No matter…

NOMO

NOMO

Like many of you, I feel isolated right now. There’s a deadly virus wreaking havoc on our lives, plans, schedules, jobs, economy, and health. It is unprecedented. It is anxiety inducing. We are afraid. We used to talk about fear in different ways. I’d say that I had FOMO or Fear of Missing Out, that…

Gestation and Graduation

Gestation and Graduation

At first blush, babies and degrees don’t have that much in common. But, over the past three years, I’ve learned that they in fact do have much in common. Both cause you to gain weight, lose sleep, think about the future, and drain your bank account. Both are long-term commitments, require late night phone calls…

Gumption & Graduations

Gumption & Graduations

Sometimes walking across a stage takes great gumption. Not because the act of ambulation is challenging (though wearing layers and layers of velvet is a bit inhibiting). The challenge comes in the difficulty of expecting one jaunt across a stage to summarize years of work. We whittle down an entire degree to ten seconds of…

A Comedy of Errors

A Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare penned the story of my life long ago. It is called “A Comedy of Errors” and although I don’t have a twin, a shipwreck, or a neck ruffle, this play’s title perfectly describes my experience! My life is a series of challenges, or unfortunate events, or obstacles to climb over, or disconnected items…

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