Becoming Myself

The Hardest Things

October 17, 2013

When I hear the question “what’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?” my brain can’t settle between two things: life on the one hand, and death on the other. *** Bringing Jackson into this world was hard in ways I can’t adequately explain. It was physical, it was mental, it was emotional. My […]

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Wishin’ & Hopin’

September 14, 2013

There’s not a lot I pine after, in a big grand “I WANT THIS FOR MY LIFE” kind of way–one of the nice parts about being happy with a somewhat unassuming life. I don’t think of paths not taken very often, because honestly the divergences in my road have been more like veering a different […]

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Back to School Memories

August 20, 2013

Back to school was always an odd mixture of excitement and fear. I was that kid who LOVED (most parts of) actual school. I looked forward to buying the school supplies, meeting my teachers, finding out what we were going to read and study that year. But I also was a shy kid, and not […]

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Talking Friendship: Best of the Bonfire

August 2, 2013

Last year, I wrote a guest post for my friend Gigi at KludgyMom, who had just started a summer series called Around the Bonfire as a virtual place to talk about those things you might share with close friends on a summer night with a bottle of wine around the bonfire. The whole idea of […]

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20 Year Old Me

July 18, 2013

The thing is, I don’t know that 20 year old me would be surprised, exactly, at what I believe now. I just think 20 year old me didn’t think about this stuff, and almost-34-year-old me does. A lot. 20 year old me didn’t think about what kind of relationships non-heterosexual couples were allowed to have. […]

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