Deja Vu Yet New

Planning a second wedding is quite strange. It’s like walking a familiar road after being absent from a city for decades – you think you know the sites and the layout but nothing is as it was. I don’t want to think about the first time, endlessly reflecting on how it was done before. ButContinue reading “Deja Vu Yet New”

Like It Never Happened

My life is generally divided into B.D. (before divorce) and A.D. (after divorce). I divvy up experiences, locations and even relationships between these two categories. I am (often painfully) aware of this division, this singular event that has fractured my life in two. Last night, for a magical few hours, that mental division was erasedContinue reading “Like It Never Happened”

Why I Became a Tough Mudder

Brock and I did Tough Mudder in March of 2011. We had been together a little less than a year. It really was a transformative experience for our relationship and had a significant impact on my learning to trust again. We continue to do events together that require teamwork and perseverance. In fact, we haveContinue reading “Why I Became a Tough Mudder”

Say Stress to the Dress

I am a grown-ass woman. I have degrees. I’ve won awards. I can go on national television. I can do home repair. I’m generally pretty confident in myself and my appearance. So why is it that some 22-year-old working in a formal shop can make me feel about as insecure as a teenager in frontContinue reading “Say Stress to the Dress”