I Feel Like I Am on Pins and Needles...

November 6th. 19 days after I had completed a black belt test; the test where I had earned my conditional first degree black belt.November 6th. 8 days prior to the semi-annual Black Belt Extravaganza where I would finally receive my conditional first degree black belt.8 short days from receiving the belt I had worked over three years to get. 8 days.I woke up numb....more

An (Unintentional) Taste for Irony…

1, 241 days. Otherwise known as 3 years, 4 months and 22 days.Or, how long it has been since I started this blogging adventure....more

Well, That Did Nothing For My Self-Esteem...

I am going through a transition. When people go through a life transition (new job, new baby, new spouse, etc...) there are other things in life that suffer. They have to because of all the time and concentration it takes while you find your new "normal." It happens to everyone. I, too, am going through a transition. I got a job. I knew it meant things that I felt were slightly less important would have to suffer. I guess I underestimated just how much it would suffer. Circumstances just told me to, "Wake the eff up, Sweetheart." ...more

Suck It Up, Cupcake

Yep, you read that right... suck it up, cupcake. It has become my favorite phrase, and I use it unilaterally. But my kid gets the brunt of it. I have unapologetically stole it from a mom whose son is a black belt at 5280 Karate Academy (Thanks, Stacie!). Her son was having a rough day at karate and with all the compassion and love she has for her child, told him to, "Suck it up, Cupcake." And he did. It was a beautiful moment in parenting. ...more
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