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Today is our last day (well, weekday) of spring break. David is in New York this week and my two daughters are in San Diego with their grandparents. Last night, I stayed up too late watching “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” but I figured I’d be able to sleep in this morning to make up for it . . .Wrong!! more…

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I was, of course, nervous about sending my blog out to a wider audience. I have had a few moments of minor panic over the last few days — moments where I realized that I had opened up my innermost thoughts and feelings to hundreds of people. more…

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Spring break . . . I know I was worried, but so far so good!  I haven’t gone to the office at all this week and it feels very strange that I don’t have to be anywhere first thing in the morning. In fact, I feel distinctly like June Cleaver as I kiss David good-bye after breakfast and he heads to the office. more…

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I have been writing this blog since June of 2011. I started it because I was heading into a major transition and I wanted to have a way to process and share that experience. In addition (and probably more importantly), I wanted to have a platform where I could work on my ability to communicate authentically without trying to edit out the places where I feel vulnerable (weak, weird, desperate . . . I could go on). more…

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I am big ball of fear this morning. I think it’s the “can I get everything done?” variety, but I could be wrong. What I know is that instead of being reactive and starting to clean the house, or pick a fight with David, or start ordering the kids around, I’m trying to just feel it . . . but this is not easy because it feels like it might swallow me up whole. more…

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After feeling ambivalent for quite some time, I have finally decided to retire from the flying trapeze. more…

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If you’ve seen Brene Brown’s 2010 TEDxHouston talk about Vulnerability, then you’ll probably be as excited as I was to see her 2012 TED talk about Shame.

If you haven’t seen Brene Brown’s 2010 TEDxHouston talk about Vulnerability, then here’s your chance. . . I mean, do it now . . . what are you waiting for!?!?!?!