for when you want to hide

I’ve talked here before about the ways I hide when I live in fear of not being enough, of not doing enough, or of not whatever else enough. Sometimes I hide for the opposite reason, too – that of being too much. Too emotional. Too sensitive. Too dramatic....

a tuesday in september

September used to be my least favorite month. Nothing happens in September. It’s not really summer, it’s too early for fall. The pool is closed, there are no trips planned, and it always felt like a long month of waiting for October. And then he chose...

(in) Hilton Head, SC

Writing for (in)courage has been an unexpected gift this year. It was one of those things I agreed to before I was really sure what it would be. But oh, how glad I am that I said yes. It was officially launched last year at She Speaks. As I sat in the audience and...

a moment

Itell her I’m proud of her, and she wants to know why. Because you are mine, I say. She refuses to receive it. But I didn’t do anything, Mommy. I know, love. It’s not what you do, it’s who you are. She wants to earn it, but I won’t let...

what you don’t want to do

One of the many benefits of being in a small group with Kendra (from The Lazy Genius Collective) is that sometimes, she cooks and asks us to test it out. Once she made cheesecake. And it was (and I’m not exaggerating or being dramatic) the best cheesecake...