Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments? At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A’s. Well, that’s a little lie. I didn’t get straight-A’s. I got straight C’s in handwriting, and once–in Fifth Grade–I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my […]

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Guest Post Series: The 12 Days of Christmas

My mom, Nancy, is posting a different Christmas memory for 12 days. She gave me her blessing to repost them here. It’s amazing how a life story can be told through the lens of a certain day. Seventh Christmas Day Memory (As most of you know, Phil was shot and killed June 9, 1984 while serving […]

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On the Radio

The body remembers what the mind forgets. —Field Report I broke into tears when I heard that line sung by Field Report on the radio this morning. Because, this is a day that my body always remembers.

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That Weird, Creepy Feeling #NotOneMore

I stood up to a guy in college who was always playing with a switch blade and writing stories about killing people. I reported him to our RA. The college suspended him for the rest of the school year so he could get mental health help. Meanwhile, his friends shunned me and one even body-checked […]

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Momastery | Messy Beautiful Warrior Project

I haven’t written a lot this year. But Glennon at Momastery is going to make me get back to my blog at some point this week: Momastery | Messy Beautiful Warrior Project Instructions. Join in!

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