"You will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did." Flashback to January of 2005. I was 21. My mom and dad traveled with me out to California to get me settled in for my internship. I had never been to Los Angeles and knew no one. … Continue reading Some Of My Greatest Life Experiences Started With Fear
"Do more of what makes you feel alive." Andra Day, Rise Up, played over the speakers in the dark, hot rev room. The instructor told us to slow our speed and rest the side of our faces on the ball in between our handlebars. "Take this moment. Think about someone you love. Send them your … Continue reading What Makes You Feel Alive?
I don't know exactly when it happened, but within the past few years, eyebrows have become "all the rage". Like my reaction to the "mom shorts" trend, I ignored it. Then, one of my friends got her eyebrows microbladed and I loved her results. I didn't know what the hell microblading was, but I was … Continue reading I Got My Eyebrows Microbladed & I Love Them
*NSYNC or The Backstreet Boys? Were Carrie and Big really meant to be? Seinfeld or Friends? Should single guests get to bring a plus one to a wedding? Add that last one to the list of things that people feel passionately about. Seriously, ask someone about it and watch them vent a thought or two. Type … Continue reading Wedding Invites: Do Single Guests Get A Plus One?
"Here, give me your hand. Can you feel that?" Wait, wait, wait. This is supposed to the "easy" part of the annual gyn appointment. Quick boob check, then I'm outta here. Not this time. My doctor had found a suspicious lump in my right breast and wanted me to get it checked out immediately. I … Continue reading My Breast Cancer Scares
I am not a "runner". I "ran" track in high school, but excelled more at the social aspect. I am not a "swimmer". I have always known how to swim, was a lifeguard and still casually swim, but never competitively. I am not a "biker" (in any sense of the word). I loved biking as a … Continue reading My Triathlon Experience
Baseball has always been a part of my life. Playing it, watching my dad play, watching my brother play and of course, watching the Reds play. It was always a special weekend when we were kids to have a few days down in Cincinnati, the highlight being a Reds game. I loved watching Barry Larkin play … Continue reading Spring Training Vacation: Home Run or Strike Out?