jumping fences


I have no point of reference for such unbelievable pain. I have no idea, if in a similar situation, if I would be able to forgive the person who took away my loved one.

All of that aside, it’s an incredibly powerful story that opens a conversation about our legal system and the power of forgiveness. 


I figure I should keep myself honest about my birthday to-do list, so every couple weeks I’ll revisit the list and share where I’m at.

I didn’t do this last week because, to be honest, I was a portrait of unhealthy living over the holidays. Think lots of beer, wine, cheese, and cookies. There was no schedule. No exercising. No planning. Nothing. I am pretty sure I had wine-mouth for three days straight.

But that’s over now. Back to reality. My mind and body, specifically my ass and my liver, are incredibly grateful. 

Anyway, I’m back on track now so hopefully I can keep this thing moving along.

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I love the feeling of a fresh start. Whether it is a birthday, new job, change in season, or the start of a brand new year, I really enjoy the limitless feeling that comes with every “first.” I am easily bored when life falls into a mundane routine, so the excitement of something new is almost always welcomed. 

Since I already made the list of things I’m determined to accomplish before reaching my quarter century, I felt a little stumped as far as New Year’s resolutions go. I’ve got a lot on my plate to finish before April, but I hate the idea of not marking this beginning with some kind of pledge.

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Happiest holidays!

Happiest holidays!

ho ho ho.

I am in love with my Christmas tree. 

I mean, come on. Look at this friend.


It is seriously amazing. It’s my first real tree, which means I have already spent countless hours sitting in front of it, giggling like a child. I’m a woman obsessed.

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