Winner!

November is over. December is here! While most people’s focus is turned toward Christmas, mine is captured reflecting on the accomplishments of November. I completed the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) — admittedly with some modifications. Instead of writing 50,000 words of a novel in November, I kept track of all the words I wrote…

One More Finish Line

My roommates are rad. As I hobbled in the front door¬†after running 20 miles at the Glass Slipper Challenge focusing on the soreness in my thighs and the toenails I will likely lose, I heard someone shout, “Wait, don’t look! We have something for you.” (When I was allowed to look,) I saw that our…

Race Day!

I’m trying for a personal goal at my half marathon this morning. As this posts, I’m in the starting chute, stretched and ready to go. Often along the course, there will be little motivational posters set up to give the runners a boost.¬†Here are some of my favorites: 1. Blisters are just Braille for awesome.…

Feeling Celebrated

Nearly the only negative part of my cruise experience was the 30 hour trek back home. 5 cities, 4 states, three layovers, 2 minute naps and a partridge in a pear tree. That’s what it took me to get home. But, bleary-eyed and not sure what time zone I lived in, I walked into this:…

Tuba-riffic!

My brother is so cool. He’s fifteen. He’s 6’2″. He’s in that fun life stage somewhere in between playing with action figures and planning retirement. He loves music. The other day he commented to my mom, “I just feel happiest when I’m playing music.” He had the huge honor of being named first chair tuba…