Category Archives: me stuff

2018: The Year of Compassion

The past few Januarys I have been setting my intention for the coming year with a single word. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know….it’s one of those trendy things to do right now. But honestly, it’s good to have something positive … Continue reading

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2016: The Year of Joy

When I was out running the other day I was thinking about what word I wanted to be my focus for the coming year. Some years I struggle with finding just the right word for me, but this year it … Continue reading

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The Gap: Why I Love Running

I’m happy to report that in the last few weeks it would seem that my iron levels are improving. I haven’t had anything officially checked at this point, but I can tell by the way that I’m feeling. Getting up … Continue reading

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Farewell to an Old Friend

Last night I found out that a former co-worker of mine passed away. We worked together back in the day when I first moved to the city, before I had children. We didn’t work closely together, we never knew each … Continue reading

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Being “Nice” vs. Being a Doormat

My mother raised me to believe that it was important in all situations to “be nice”. Being nice meant being compliant. It meant compromising, being agreeable above all else. It meant looking after the needs of others before my own. … Continue reading

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Thirty Six Seconds

I’ve been running a lot lately. It’s been good for me for a lot of reasons. I had originally planned to run a full marathon again this fall, but there just wasn’t room for that in my life this year, … Continue reading

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Queen For a Week! (Or, How I Proved That I’m Smarter Than My Husband)

So. This week is my big milestone birthday: Thirty-ten. And I’ll be honest: I kind of have a hard time with birthdays. I always have, really. I’m definitely better than I used to be; several years ago I turned things … Continue reading

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