13 Life Lessons I Learned From Training For A Half Marathon

Last December, I decided that I was going to run a half marathon. I had never run more than 4 miles and the idea of running 13 miles was intimidating to say the least. I signed up for a half marathon in May and I began my training. It was the hardest thing I ever did... physically. But I did it! In fact, I completed the race in 2 hours and 15 minutes which is excellent for a first time runner. I've never been so proud of myself for accomplishing something like this. I ran 13 miles! Holy crap!...more

Life Lessons Learned During Open Enrollment

Every year that open enrollment comes along at work, it’s hard not to roll my eyes. As a (gratefully) healthy young women, I don’t visit the doctor much, and health care is not a huge concern of mine. Luckily my boyfriend has awesome healthcare through his employer, and our son is covered under him....more

Wasted Wishes

20 Non-BS Life Lessons I Learned By Age 30

Never, ever stop learning. Content notice: emetophobia. I’m so tired of articles like this. Give me one more list ranking “love yourself” and “keep a gratefulness journal” as the Top 10 Things You Should Learn in Your 20s, and I’ll hork all over my cat-lady caftan.Now that I’ve turned 30 (and wear caftans) I’m done reading vapid click-bait offering prosaic advice.This is not one of those articles....more

I'm an Aging Goddess - A Status I'm Trying to Embrace

Goddesses never age, says women’s role model and pseudo-mentor Dr. Christiane Northrup. Well, I'm just going to blurt this out. Goddesses do age.Dr. Northrup prides herself on her ability to grow older without subscribing to the status-quo negative thinking about the golden years of life. And that’s awesome. But I’m walking the fine line between beliefs and reality. Although I’m all for a Goddess-mentality, some days working the program feels tricky. ...more

Oh, Those Seasons for Learning

Ice on the North Fortk...more

8 Life Lessons I Learned as a Waitress

Waiting tables was a big part of my life in college. I started my first serving job when I was 19 at an Irish Pub in town. I had bartended, but had never waited tables before. And I spent the next three years at that job. It was both the best and most stressful job I had ever had. The people I worked with became some of my favorite people, and I spent more time with them each week than my college friends....more

10 Life Lessons I Learned from Quitting My Job

Last week was the one year anniversary of me quitting my job. I wouldn't have noticed the date if it weren't for a recent conversation with a fellow mom regarding working after motherhood. And I noticed that it has already been a year since I quit! I have been bloody busy and I've hardly had any time these last few months to take notice of the distance between me and my ex-job....more
Jenee D J-MOM Thank you. My father-in-law said I need to refresh, too before I get back.more

4 Life Lessons I Learnt While Snorkelling At Andaman Islands

Deep waters scared me to death, even of a swimming pool. When we holidayed at beaches, I would venture out in the sea but till a distance where water was only waist-deep and I could feel the earth beneath my feet. I was content combing the beach for shells and pebbles....more