On Accessing Life

This is the greatest dance I’ll ever dance. I’m 34. I’m a mother, a teacher, a sober person. An aunt, a friend. I’m educated but under-schooled. A breakout and a recluse. All I really know is me and I’m still learning.

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A Sober Birthday

I remember we were sitting in an Eat’n Park booth. He asked if I was happy. I squirmed a little in my seat. This was just a friend and we were catching up over coffee. We were already accustomed to asking the hard questions and diving deep, but I still felt embarrassed to be honest,…

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Potty Training in a Pandemic, Part 2

Isolation atop Isolation After our not-so-stellar start, and the hard-slam of perfectionism, we regrouped. I paused, I wrote. My husband and I got back on the same page. We talked about our feelings and we made a new plan moving forward. We realized that starting a big, all-consuming endeavor like potty training twins is not…

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Potty Training in a Pandemic, Part 1

When Perfectionism Rears Its Head I looked at the screenshots on my phone. A year ago? How has a year gone by? This time last year was when I first took out a potty training book from the library. At the time my twins were 21 months, a ripe time to start according to the…

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I Found God

I Found God I found God at the tip of my pen, in an Instagram post of positivity, reading the words of treasured authors, sitting in the summer seat of our patio’s cast iron furniture, sipping coffee and searching the sky for streams of color bursting through, and listening to the birds greet me again.…

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Peace and Harmony

We can’t be peace and harmony as a world until we are at peace and harmony within ourselves. Can we do it? Can we collectively take responsibility for our own shit so we can truly have peace? Because I think we can if, and it’s a big if, if we are willing. I’m a world…

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