My friend Emily posted this question on social media last weekend. Sitting at home for so long, so busy, so content — other than cooking 3 meals a day— that if/when this is over I might be like one of those birds that refuses to fly out. Anyone else feel this threat? I responded with … Continue reading Will I refuse to fly out again?
Last night after a lively dinner table conversation (a plus for pandemic life), the teen girl said "mom, sometimes I feel like you gave birth to me because our brains are so much alike." It is true. She is my mini me in both the good and bad ways. So I started thinking back about … Continue reading The beast called anxiety
I saw this definition of our current situation on social media this week. Spot on. My goal is to practice self-care and gratitude during this crazy and uncertain time. Here is what I have been doing for self-care: Knitting. For me, keeping my hands busy means my brain is also busy. Win/win. Right now I … Continue reading Practicing self-care and gratitude
I am having a hard time knowing how to interact while out in public during the pandemic. Unlike a lot of other Americans, I am wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and am limiting my out of home activities. But I am still interacting with others, and it is harder to know how to act … Continue reading Social interactions during the pandemic
After I finished undergrad at UNC, I moved into a house with 2 guys and 3 dogs. I lived in my sorority house my senior year sharing a room with 3 other girls and a bathroom with everyone in the house. There were too many of us crammed together. Lots of crying in the upstairs … Continue reading Goodbye my friend
My name is Bailey, and I have been with my new family for almost 3 months now. My mom asked me to be a guest blogger today, so I thought what the heck, why not. She said I could be honest but it needed to be a happy post because she feels like the world … Continue reading The world according to Bailey
I am embarrassed to be white. I am embarrassed to be an American. And I feel stuck. The brutal murder of George Floyd stunned me. But it shouldn't have. Racism has always been a part of our country. But what can I do? If I post on Instagram #blacklivesmatter, it won't change other people's behavior. … Continue reading I’m embarrassed
Yesterday started off as a great day. I did a EMOM workout (every minute on the minute). 5 rounds of each exercise. I was a sweaty hot mess after. And my brain was so happy. Here is the breakdown: 3 Turkish Get Ups (both R and L), 20 secs of mountain climbers, 10 burpees, 10 … Continue reading Our sad new normal
I remind myself daily that we have a lot to be grateful for. In this pandemic, we are what is referred to as "best case scenario." Meaning we can work from home, have job security, have enough food to eat, internet to support working and learning from home. I repeat, best case scenario. So as … Continue reading What to be grateful for?
So glad to get some good news this week. Mothers' Day is always a trigger for me. My mom died the Wednesday after Mother's Day, and this will be the 5 year anniversary of her death. Want to know the good news? Let's start with the teen girl's big news. She got into Eno River … Continue reading Finally some good news