Little Steps: Day 1 – The mile that almost wasn’t

Day 1: 1.12 MilesMy plan for today was to come home after work, run all the puppies, then grab Helios and head to the park.I have been mentally preparing, and mapping the logistics out, for this day, for about 10 days.Well, a funny thing happened. A funny thing called life.My coworkers have been dropping like …

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The Loving Myself Journey: Gate #9 – My Living List

I began my living list on April 30th, 2018 and I left it as a draft. I started it shortly after having emergency gallbladder removal surgery. You know...the surgery where I almost died. And I have periodically added to this list since. I consciously chose not to post it because I knew there would be …

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How Being a Rover Scout, Helped me Discover My Love of the Iditarod

We joined the BPSA scouts in Sept 2017. I wanted my kids to participate in scouts. To gain an appreciation of the outdoors that I thought only scouts could provide. But I was against what was happening politically and socially in the BSA at the time. And I felt like Girl Scouts spent too much …

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The Loving Myself Journey: Gate #8 – A Little Step to the Summit

I do not know how to start this post. So let me just get straight to the point. I have always known what has been holding me back from experiencing life. But I have always been in denial. Or maybe ignorant? I have always known what lays at the center of my pain. What is …

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The Loving Myself Journey: Gate #6 – Define Let It Go. Attempt #2

It has taken me 2 weeks to finish this post. And I edited the first attempt so many times that a goldfish wouldn't even be able to follow along. So I decided I needed to start fresh. And maybe this time, examine why this topic is so important to me, yet so hard to write …

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The Loving Myself Journey: Gate #5 – The Tornado That Saved Me

Hi. I have missed you all. It's been a long 2 1/2 months. Woah. Has it really been 11 weeks since I last wrote anything? Wow. It has been a long 11 weeks. I feel like I hopped on an out of control roller coaster ride that finally spit me out last week. But not …

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The Loving Myself Journey: Gate #4 – Special Needs PTSD

Like the past 3 gates, this one came in like a wrecking ball at the speed of light, knocking the wind out of my sails, leaving me stranded in 82ft waves. Before I realized what hit me, I was drowning. In the middle of an ocean I built with my own 2 hands. No one …

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