"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?
In the fall of 2004, I’d completed all my necessary classes at Ohio University and had a few hours of internship credits left. I decided to apply for an internship in Los Angeles. They would never call a small-town girl from Ohio, right? They called. And I got the internship. Unfortunately, when I went out to … Continue reading My Emmy Winning Internship
If you've read any of my past posts, you know I've been on a bit of kick recently to preserve family memories. Maybe it's driven from wanting to keep my brother's memory alive or to cherish those moments all over again, but regardless, I enjoy doing it. Inspired by my new found love if iMovie … Continue reading Wall Talks: Zach
If you could talk to your childhood self, what would you say?
Even as I write the title for this, I cringe a bit. It's as if I should be on display at a circus -- hey, kids! Check out that single girl over there! Don't get too close, she might bite. I promise. I won't bite. I mean, unless you're into that 😉 Oh look. It's … Continue reading 30 Something And Single
The holidays are over. It's cold. It's grey. And it's dark by 5pm. Welcome to winter. I'm okay with the cold through the holidays. Makes it feel more like the holidays to me. But after New Years, I'm over it. Unless I pack it up and move somewhere that is warm year-round (why again don't I … Continue reading Tips To Get You Through Winter
Our old family VHS tapes sat in our hallway closet for years. Collecting dust, deteriorating, not being watched. Our photos, close neighbors to the videos, fading away in albums each day. Yes, I’m referring to the pre-digital era when everything wasn’t so nicely and immediately saved for you. I thought countless times about how I […]
Just a small town girl, living in a lonely … kidding. Just trying to set the mood of my “Journey". I grew up in London, Ohio --- a town of roughly 9,000 people. I went to college at Ohio University in the college town of Athens, Ohio. My career has taken me to Los Angeles, … Continue reading Small Town Girl, Big City Lessons