Because it’s New Year’s Eve and I’m spending it in my pajamas on my couch (just the way I like it, thankyouverymuch), there are a few extra minutes for reflection. Here are the highlights (and lowlights) of my 2016. I really, really wanted to quit my job. But I didn’t because I’m an adult and … More 2016: Glad That’s Over
I began regretting my decision almost immediately after clicking “Confirm Order.” It was mid-August and I had just signed up for the North Face Endurance Challenge half marathon in Utah at the end of September. Because my friend told me it would be fun… I had six weeks to prepare for a race that was … More These Colors Don’t Run
Well crap, I thought as I sat near the back of the church auditorium. It was one of those mornings where I had gone to church hoping, praying, to get word from God about a particular situation. And on that Sunday morning, I got what I wanted – only it wasn’t what I wanted to … More Hope in the Wilderness
This article first appeared at Unapologetically American on January 27, 2016. I won the workout tonight at Crossfit. By a lot. On some level I’m happy about it — I mean, who doesn’t like to win? Who doesn’t appreciate knowing their hard work is paying off? I certainly do. I love knowing that I put … More Are You Afraid of the Dark?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: it’s all in your head. Last week was max clean and jerk day at the gym. I saw the workout posted online the day before, and I was ecstatic! Cleans, cleans, cleans are my FAVORITE!! So I made up my mind the night before that I … More It’s All In Your Head
There comes a time when enough is enough — when it’s time to let go. It happens throughout our lives, whether we want it to or not. Time to let go of those penguin pajama pants you’ve had since college. Time to let go of someone you love enough to know you don’t love him … More Hanging Up the Jersey
One of my favorite bands during high school was the Christian ska/rock band, The Orange County Supertones. My least favorite song on any of their albums was an instrumental track called “Caught Inside.” I hated it because it had no words, no message, and nothing I could relate to. I almost always skipped that track. … More Caught Inside