The Year of Flossing Regularly

The Story I Never Tell Part 7

The Story I Never Tell Part 7

I wrote this blog post and the next as one long blogpost, but I am trying very hard not to wear you out with my tendency to write long. I wanted to address some of the comments I got in response to Part 6 of […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 6

The Story I Never Tell Part 6

Yesterday a friend of mine said something to me that sort of poked holes in my confidence in the value of my project. I do struggle with appearing ridiculous with such an endeavor. And I do struggle with the absolute knowledge that to indulge in […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 5

The Story I Never Tell Part 5

I am reminded as I write this story of just how fragile we are, how fragile every love, every relationship with every person, how fragile every tender heart. We are all walking around, looking so robust, looking so full of vitality, but even the most […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 4

The Story I Never Tell Part 4

I stopped off last time with the story of how I met Brett, how on our first date I received indisputable messages from God that this was the man I was supposed to marry, how that emboldened me to demand he understand the gravity of […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 3

The Story I Never Tell Part 3

Every aspect of my book was difficult for my husband, but let me back up. Brett and I go back a long way. The backstory is important. I met my husband one month after I turned 23. He was 24. It was pretty much love […]

Courage School

Courage School

Today is my 49th birthday and I am going to meticulously document my 50th journey around the sun. I want to arrive at October 13, 2018 happier, stronger, smarter, wiser, healthier, and braver than I am today. I’m not saying I am not happy, strong, […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 2

The Story I Never Tell Part 2

Here is what happened. I had a fairly good beginning, all things considered. I wrote a manuscript and had no idea what to do with it. I googled, “What do you do with a finished manuscript,” and learned that I needed an agent. I had […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 1

The Story I Never Tell Part 1

I am going to tell you a story that I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone completely. My very best friends know some bits. My family knows some bits, though they know even less than my best friends know. But I don’t think I’ve ever […]