I love Rachel Hollis. Her book, "Girl, Wash Your Face," has changed my perspective on many things. Her book is divided by lies. They are lies she tells herself. Each chapter addresses one of the lies and how she changed her thinking about them. So, here are a few of the lies I've been telling … Continue reading The lies I tell myself
It was hot and humid -- a typical fall day in the South. I wore my usual tank top and a skirt, with pocketed shorts underneath, that holds my phone and water while I run. My path -- yes, I change my route every day -- went by the construction supply store in town. Across … Continue reading To the guys in the parking lot
I found this local race in 2017 on accident. The kids and I were getting ready to go to the park and we heard music. As we followed the pop rock of "Eye of the Tiger" we saw a group of runners gathering in downtown Edenton, North Carolina, for the Live Your Dash 8K (about … Continue reading Race recap: Live Your Dash 8K
"In the eye of a hurricane/there is quiet/for just a moment ..." -- I Wrote My Way Out, Hamilton the Musical Hurricane Florence provided me with an odd opportunity. I traded the adrenaline rush of working out for chasing flooding and winds. In the quiet, being stuck inside, surrounded by kids yelling at video … Continue reading Chasing adrenaline and happiness
New Bern, North Carolina, is a city located along the eastern coast of North Carolina. It's the county seat of Craven County and near several military installations -- Cherry Point and Camp LeJeune, in Jacksonville. It is at the mouth of the Neuse River, making it an excellent inland port. It's named for Bern, Switzerland, … Continue reading SOMA: New Bern, NC
You know what I miss the most about alcohol? I miss not dealing my my emotions and the worries of the day. It is so much easier to wash down anger, fear and other things with a cold beer or glass of wine. But then, you wake up the next morning and the problems are still there, plus maybe a hangover.
Today would have been my father's 62nd birthday. He died a few months before his 60th. For those who recently lost a parents, no, dealing with his death hasn't gotten easier as the time has gone on. I buried myself in work and side-projects for the past month, at the expense of this blog, so … Continue reading SOMA: 62 days of photos