Dear Swimming, As much as I complain about you — about the middle of the night wakeups, about the cost, about the 3-day swim meets where we spend 18 hours at the pool for 12 minutes of our daughter swimming — I love you dearly. I abandoned you for many years. I used a tread … Continue reading Love Letter to Swimming
Over the past week on vacation in Florida, I have fallen in love again. With wind, with sea, with freedom, with language. But most importantly, with time. I have fallen in love with personal time to care for my body, to dream, to think about what’s important in life. As a result, on this first day … Continue reading I resolve to chill out
I hate feeling disappointed in people, especially when I know they have huge potential but don’t take initiative, they don’t motivate towards their talents or skills, or simply when there’s work that needs to be done and they don’t take action to do it. After reading Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, I … Continue reading How to nudge towards self-motivation
In my 9th of 10 years of being a stay-at-home-mom, I was antsy to add meaning to my life beyond the role of Mom. I had recently begun blogging, and I was in constant search of my identity. We often identify ourselves by what we do: scientist, lawyer, Mom. I am a mother, but that … Continue reading Identity crisis averted. Thank you, mission statement.
I felt so good like anything was possible. — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Running Down a Dream” I am the only person in my family who likes car rides. I love to go for a drive through the mountains on the weekend, or toodle around to nearby little towns. And unlike my husband and … Continue reading Driving music
We are not going to Jamaica, but this prompt made me think of my 14th annual Girls’ Weekend next year, when for the first time ever, we won’t be taking the cheapest possible route of getting a cabin in the Appalachians. We’re doing something big. We’re booking an all-inclusive resort package so we can go … Continue reading Going to Jamaica