One Instant Doesn’t Define You

One Instant Doesn't Define You

Like most, I try to shake mistakes off and move on. I like to offer other human beings the benefit of the doubt: maybe that guy who just cut me off has a in-labor wife, maybe that snippy comment stemmed from a sleepless night, maybe my friend is too busy to text me back. Some days, I pick up litter and keep up with the news with TheSkimm. But sometimes, I don’t even realize that my thinking has gotten a little whacked...
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Spartan Race: sometimes we need to be carried

Like a dam breaking, the Spartan runners sprang across the starting line. My sister, Rachel, and I followed the crowd. After a quick stumble, I glued my eyes to the ground. Because of the many runners who had already left their footprints in the mud, the path was pockmarked with divets…perfect for a twisted ankle. As other Spartans raced past us, my sister chanted to me, “I’m so glad you came.” For you see, my sister is the Spartan sprinter and...
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7 Reasons I Love Aerial Silks

aerialist in crossback straddle

Sometimes I daydream about being able to fly. Yes, ridiculous, I know. But, I’ve always loved flying. While others say that flying in airplane terrifies them, I love it. So much so, I’ve considered getting my pilot license. But, then, one day, I learned that you could fly without wings. In the circus industry, any type of aerial silks, trapeze, pole, or hoop are considering flying. As an addict to adventure, whether physically traveling to a new country to exploring...
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26 Things Learned In 26 Years

26 Things I’ve Learned In The Last 26 Years

26 Things I’ve Learned In The Last 26 Years Today, I’m the oldest that I’ve ever been, and well, you are too. Trying to come up with something to say about another year seems next to impossible because how can you sum up a year…but really? Life has not been what I expected. It hasn’t followed the map that I colored into being with crayons and backyard grass stews. Nope, not all. But, when I sit back, and truly take...
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LIVE OUT grace

LIVE OUT grace

In a conversation with a friend, we were discussing how to handle frustrating groups of people. You know the kind: People who can’t see past their own noses, who say ‘how are you’ but don’t wait for the answer, and who might be physically present but not emotionally. These soul-suckers and emotional drainers drag us down with their see-through-you-but-don’t-see-you gaze. Our conversation went something like this: Me: We need to hit them over the heads with bricks and then hip-wiggle...
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Recommended: Cozumel ATV Jungle Adventure by Wild Tours

I’m a Suburban girl. I was voted most likely not to be able to rough it. Honesty, that vote surprised me because as a kiddo I loved to play outside just like all the other kids. I had just as many scabby knees. As an adult, my sense of adventure needs constant stretching, and I have this mantra of doing the things that scare me. I have this mantra of doing the things that scare me. Click To Tweet That...
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Housekeeping: Things Are Changing

If you’ve been visiting this page for the last three years, then you know I’ve had this spiffy set-up for that long. Well, I still really like what’s happening on this website, but I’m feeling the desire to do a bit of tidying. And instead of doing a grand reveal, the changes will be made here and there. It can be a game of “I spy with my little eye…” if you want it to be. This past year, I’ve...
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An Unscheduled Break

Hiya, Friends. It’s one of those apology posts. I’ve had one of those insane weeks where everything off-roaded on me so my perfectly mapped-out plans suddenly became mud, grit, and spit. Hey, it happens. Here’s the short story. My weekend in Spain turned into a week in Spain (because of France’s air support strikes), and then my return flight had a 12-hour layover in London. Tough life, right? When we finally arrived in Bratislava, we missed our bus back to...
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February 2016 Inspiration

29 days closer to spring everyone! And we get a leap day! If those two things aren’t a cause for rejoicing, then you’d better make them so! And while we’re talking about cool numbers, have you ever considered calculating what day is your 10,000th day on earth? You haven’t. Well, get thee to this calculator. And, if you’ve already passed that auspicious date, I think you should just round to the next thousand. I still have about a year and...
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The Birthday Girl Writes a Post

I’m not sure how to feel about my birthday this year. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what to write, if I should write something, or if I should just pretend that my birthday didn’t happen. I mean, only some of you will know anyway. Should I write something funny? Or maybe take a more serious perspective? Or perhaps, write a letter to myself ten years ago? It’s been an adventurous year. I mean, heck, I’ve explored so...
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