How to Live Like Every Day is Your Favorite

How to Live Like Every Day is Your Favorite

Inside: What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Stop waiting for tomorrow or until life is perfect. This is how you can choose to live like every day is your favorite. This day is my favorite. Yesterday was my favorite. And tomorrow, if it comes for me, I’ll embrace that day fully too. As I inch my way toward the age at which my mom died, I am ever conscious of how life is fleeting. This motivates me to cut through the noise […]

This is What it Looks Like to Become Real

This is What it Looks Like to Become Real

Inside: to become real hurts and once you’re real you can’t be ugly. But not everyone understands this yet. Naked in her room or tub, she’d let us come in. I suppose it was hard to find time alone when mothering so many. I learned what I would look like by watching her but I have no point of reference past 53. I find it curious that she found it easier to bare skin than soul. The last time we went out together when she was still able – we sat, […]

I Find CALM In The Space of In-Between

I Find CALM In The Space of In-Between

Inside: I am no longer afraid of being imperfect or less-than and more afraid of missing my life because I am constantly wishing it away. When I embrace my mediocrity I find calm, here in the space of in-between. I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that. People have argued vehemently against this idea – they don’t agree, they don’t believe this to be true about me, they feel like it is a disparaging comment. But I get to define who I am and I am the […]

This is the Key to Happiness

This is the Key to Happiness

Inside: I have found the key to happiness here in embracing imperfection and choosing to love myself, and I want to share it with you. You’re imperfect. Life is messy. Show up anyway. This is the key to happiness. Showing up anyway. Acknowledging the full truth of who we are and all the mistakes we’ve made; the ways we’ve struggled and wrestled and been let down. Telling the truth about how scared we are that we don’t have what it takes and how we’ve compared and fallen short time and […]