My posts have been less and less frequent on here over the past year. I've been through a lot. Not making excuses, just an explanation. When I write for this blog, I like to see myself as a tour guide... and maybe sometimes a life guard. I just want to help people. But you can't… Continue reading Rhythms
One of my favorite things to do when running is to sprint at the end... As I approach my distance or speed goal, I turn on the jets. On a treadmill, I tend to jog between 4.8 and 5.4, but when I sprint, I crank up that dial well into the 7s and even sometimes the 8s. At first my body screams, there is NO way you can sustain this for a minute... but I focus. I keep my head up. I count backwards in my head from 60. I focus on my breathing. I focus on the placement of my feet. And I smile from ear-to-ear as I cross that imaginary finish line and turn the machine back down to a walk.
My sister, Randi, is five years older than me. We fought harder than any two sisters and we loved harder than any two sisters. We have been each other's champions and loved to annoy each other. We laughed and put on shows in our living rooms and made some epic Barbie movies together. It may… Continue reading My Sister
As I was scrolling through Instastories last night, I stopped on this photo my church posted of someone worshiping. My heart swelled and I teared up as I saw this person, lost in worship. Then it hit me. Dude. That’s me. I’m not used to my blonde highlights or seeing myself from that angle. It’s… Continue reading Lost in Worship
I wrote these words on my Facebook page a year ago today, almost a month into the pandemic. Yesterday, I hugged my fully vaccinated sister for the first time in over a year. I hugged my nieces and nephews. We celebrated Easter and things felt more normal than they had felt in a long time.… Continue reading April 5, 2020
This tree in the parking lot of Kroger took my breath away today. I looked like a weirdo taking 1000 pics. I've struggled with how to put this story into words. If you grew up in a house like mine, you learned never to talk about good news because bad news was usually just around… Continue reading Miracle.
***TRIGGER WARNING*** If you have claustrophobia or have never had an MRI, this is not the post for you. I have better posts on MRIs for you (just search MRI in the search bar). This one is not suitable for anyone about to get their first MRI. I don’t want to unnecessarily fill you with… Continue reading MRI Panic Attack
***DISCLAIMER*** I do not have a medical degree (shocker), so I cannot give you sound medical advice. I can only share my experience and encourage you to talk to your doctors if you have concerns. There is no substitute for amazing doctors. Also, TMI warning. I will be talking a lot about breasts. On Friday,… Continue reading Breast Surgery
As I've gotten older, one thing I've learned is to lean into people I trust to tell me what I need to hear, whether I like it or not. Don't misunderstand, there will always be people who want to tell you what to do and they won't always be people you trust... Make sure you… Continue reading Control Freak
Busy, but blessed day off work today! I got caught up on several personal things I needed to work on. For those of you asking, yes I have continued to get my symptom check ups from the Kentucky department of health. But I did hear yesterday on our Governors daily address that with the number… Continue reading COVID Chronicles – Day 14