I have clear memories of being in middle school gym class, wearing my gym shorts, hearing the other girls talking about shaving their legs, and saying something like this to the other girls: "Yeah.. I really need to shave." The thing is, I hadn't started to shave yet. My leg hair was BLONDE, and it … Continue reading My Body (Hair), My Rules
Five years ago yesterday I moved to the Dominican Republic. It was four days after ending my first summer with YouthWorks. Wendy and Jenn - women that at the time I had never met but who have become extremely important to me over the past five years - picked me and my two suitcases (just … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Dominican Republic!
This past weekend I went to a job training for a job that is highly relational. Part of the job training was talking in small groups about ourselves - who we are and how we operate. We made Venn diagrams (or word webs in my case because I love a good word web) about ourselves. … Continue reading Beautiful and Important
One 30 Rock-inspired blog post is never enough. So here's another about why Liz Lemon is the greatest. (Clicking on the links will lead you to awesome screen caps of our gal Lemon.) 1. She's the boss. Liz Lemon started a show with her friend and worked hard and believed in it until it became (kind … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Liz Lemon
A cool girl named Brittany wrote about a month ago about being more than 200 pounds. Her post was called "This is 200." and since reading it I've been wanting to write my own, my own 200. Because I weigh more than 200 pounds, too, which doesn't surprise you if you've ever seen me in … Continue reading Here’s the thing about my 200
I was doing the blogging rounds (Brittany, Herself, Momastery, Elora Nicole, Five Kids Is A Lot Of Kids - the usual) and found myself over at Donald Miller's blog, Storyline, reading something life-giving that Glennon of Momastery wrote. She was answering an e-mail, writing to someone who believed that they didn't have the time or talent to … Continue reading Here’s the thing about being gold