One year later.

It’s been a year. A year since our world changed forever, a year since he left. In so many ways it feels like it was just yesterday, so the fact that it’s been 365 days frequently boggles my mind. It was the 18th day of his hospital stay, and I think we all figured he’d […]

Ostrich.

You know those things that make us shift and squirm, feel uneasy and nervous? I feel like I’m finally learning to coexist with them. This used to be one. The mere thought of posting something before the end of each day for all the world to see (forgetting for a moment that that not even […]

Plan W

It’s¬†nice to have one in mind, but sometimes Plan A just doesn’t work out. The first option might be the best in your head at the time, but maybe you’re meant to experience a little tough love, a bit of character-building until it’s your time. Really your time. A friend of mine is in a […]

The Makeup Rule

I think we were somewhere in Northern California. It was our¬†annual summer vacation, and I was around 7 or 8 years old. We were in the middle of a town during the morning rush hour, and I remember looking out the window of our station wagon. The woman next to us was pretty, dressed professionally, […]

Home.

What a week. I spent Monday in tears at the thought of having to put down my new rescue, Tucker. Red, puffy eyes gave way to a pounding headache that afternoon. At the vet that evening, I took goodbye photos of my brave, young little kitty. I was certain we were at the end. But […]

Catch and Release

Have you ever been at a loss? I have. In fact, I’m at a loss right now. It’s a loss that lacks an exact definition, but there’s nothing lacking about its presence. It’s definitely there. In my spirit, there’s a hole. How to fill it, I’m not sure. I don’t believe that it can be […]

You first.

They say that when you get married, it’s most important to know the other person really, really well. Inside-out, from head to toe. I disagree with this. I think it’s most important to first know yourself, then the other person. I say this not as someone who’s passing judgment or as someone who claims to […]

Broccoli-land

While I was sitting in a meeting yesterday, 15 floors above the street below, I looked out across the traffic and surrounding neighborhoods. The trees which dotted the landscape looked like a forest of broccoli florets and, at that second, I realized how ravenous I was. I’m on day two of Operation: Fair-Weather Vegan — […]