How strange that I should share my obituary when I am very much alive and well, but there you go. I wrote this in a flash non-fiction course with Christi Craig as a silly little play on form. I later attempted to fictionalize it simply by changing the name of the character, but realized that this was indeed always about me, or rather, my perception of myself. So I’m keeping it real. Lest my obituary reads as follows:Read More
If you’ve followed this blog for long, you’ll know it’s not a secret that I’ve had ten miscarriages in the space of six years. October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and I thought this might be a good time to remind people of what miscarriage looks like.
I dug a little into our photo archives and found pictures on the day (or day after) I started miscarrying each of my pregnancies. Can you tell?Read More
Two weeks ago, I am at Children’s Hospital, waiting for the results of my daughter’s blood test. I am convinced my future looks bleak, hers even bleaker. Which is strange, considering I’m usually such an optimist. How am I going to write this scene in my memoir, I find myself wondering? How will I describe this night in the years and pages to come?Read More
Last Friday night, I fell. And oh my goodness was it amazing. I didn’t fall in love, or fall apart, or fall for something. It wasn’t nearly as poetic as that. I literally fell. In the water.
To be sure, I was pretty sure I would. I wore a bathing suit under my yoga pants. But I assumed we’d all be in the water at some point, wouldn’t we? I mean, we were on a lake.
I’d never been on a stand up paddle board (SUP) before and was eager to try when a friend invited me. And I knew I could do a downward dog on land, could it really be that different on the water? I had to try this SUP Yoga.Read More
Whoaaaa … where did summer go? We JUST got in our groove and now you’re telling me school is around the corner? Why did I not slow down more often and savor a little more? Why didn’t I schedule a few more weeks of oh, say, A B S O L U T E L Y N O T H I N G instead of signing us up for more activities?
I’m not the only one feeling this way, am I?Read More