I love the turn of the year. As a holiday, January 1st is my favorite. I love new beginnings. I love the opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year and the goal, aspirations and hopes I have for the coming year. I’ve always been a goal oriented person, so the fact that … Read more2018 Is Going to be a GREAT Year!!
On October 8, 2017 at 1 PM Central Standard time, a very sweet, athletic, loving dog named Echo, took his last Earthly breath in the backyard of the house where we both lived. Letting go of him, as all of you who’ve ever had a pet know, was heart breaking. It released a flood of … Read moreOde to Echo the Love Dog
Ever get so busy that when you have a moment to rest and reflect, all you can imagine doing is jumping around? I mean literally jumping! It’s Saturday, and I’m finally at another writing retreat created by Tony of Blue Harbor. We are all at Lake Owen in Cable, Wisconsin, and it’s a writing session. … Read moreNeed Motivation?
Tomorrow, May 12th, is my 52nd birthday and as you likely know, I’m not married and I don’t have any children. At this moment in time, I don’t have a boyfriend. (Yes, I would like to have a boyfriend!) I also don’t have a particularly good relationship with my biological family. I do have wonderful … Read moreCelebrate my birthday by riding long: #diabetes and all
Yesterday I was brave. I confess, I am a bit of a penny pincher these days and I my bravery was motivated in part because I had already registered to ride, meaning, I had paid the fee, better show up. The weather wasn’t good, and that’s putting it mildly. Granted, it wasn’t snowing, and it … Read moreRain+wind+cycling = Give Up OR Keep Going?
I went to Mexico and I had a wonderful experience! It was so fun, that coming back to my part-time job as the Internship Coordinator at the University of Minnesota, my substitute teaching at Great River School, my side gig of helping people with their LinkedIn profiles combined with training for my 100-mile bike ride … Read moreFocus on the goal, keep training when overwhelmed
If you know me you know that I am beyond excited to head to Mexico tomorrow! I was a Spanish major in college and I love, love, love speaking Spanish. I’m not all that good at it any more, but surrounding myself with people speaking Spanish is pure joy. I shift into a side of … Read moreMexico, voy a verle pronto!
Today is the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Today has been known as the Winter Solstice for many, many years. I love today! It is the return of the sun!!! And I love the sun! To celebrate, I went to Underneath It All to get three new … Read moreHappy Solstice and Feeling All the Feelings of The Holidays
Another year of a month of blue awareness comes to a close. It’s been a challenging month, but not because of diabetes. For me it’s because of the new president of the USA and because of the difficult challenge the native people at Standing Rock are facing. Our overall dependence on fossil fuel has made … Read moreDiabetes Awareness Month Will Come Again Next Year and I Until a Cure, I Still Have Diabetes
It’s a few days before Thanksgiving and I am thinking about what I’m thankful for, maybe you can relate. Are you considering what you are thankful for? There’s lots I am thankful for: my amazing circle of friends, my snuggly loving dog Echo, my overall good health, to name the top items. I’m also profoundly … Read moreThanksgiving, thankfulness & surviving diabetes