As Kelly’s time as an active duty Marine comes to a close in the next few months, we’ve had to do a lot of transitioning. Considering that he has only been in for one enlistment, you might not think there would be a lot of adjusting to do. And you would be totally incorrect. Kelly […]Read more "Ode to the USMC"
I’m a chronic over-sharer. I have a minimal filter and there’s very little I won’t disclose about my life to someone as long as I feel like they’re listening and interested. I love sharing stories, facts, and information with other people. So in honor of this morning, when I can’t go running because my butt […]Read more "Here’s the 411…"
Folks, I’m so homesick it’s not even funny. I miss Kansas so badly on some days that my heart actually hurts. My family, most of all, but some of the weird little stuff too…less traffic, less people, less weird bugs, more space, less trees…I could go on forever. What amazes me is that not all […]Read more "there’s no place like home…"
I’m not from Baltimore & I don’t live in Baltimore, but I live close enough and have spent enough time there that the destruction and terror in the city is truly and completely heartbreaking. Today, I’ve gawked at Facebook, watched CNN, read articles…none of it makes any of the madness any more logical, but it certainly […]Read more "B-More Peaceful"
As someone who has been working on being a more active and physically fit person for about a year now, I can tell you with 100% certainty that fitness costs a lot of money. It also costs a lot of time. One of the most common excuses people use to convince themselves not to strive […]Read more "Affording Fitness"
Some of you may know that I have a degree in Secondary English Education. I’m a licensed middle school and high school English teacher in the state of Kansas; I graduated first in my class from one of the top teaching schools in the nation, and yet I spend my days working a part time job […]Read more "Career Choices"
So The Art of Balance brought up my struggle to find balance in my life, which I don’t often discuss. It’s much easier for me (and a lot of other people, I’m assuming) to discuss my physical transformations and health than it is to open up and delve into the issues we face regarding mental health […]Read more "Down to the Nitty Gritty"