MamaBear 5k

This past weekend, we went to Atlanta to spend some time with my sister and brother-in-law. On Saturday morning, we got up early because John Michael and I were running a local charity 5k with a friend of mine from high school. I’ve mentioned before that I am a new runner and one of the goals I’ve set for myself is to run a 10k in November. This 5k was a little warm up just to see how I was doing with my first round of training. We met my…

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In My Dreams

Sunday night, I had a very vivid dream that Chris and I were breaking up. We weren’t married and we didn’t have kids, but it was still awful. Chris was the one initiating it and I felt so helpless and out of control. I don’t remember why he wanted to break up, but I remember I was staying at my friend Sarah’s house until Chris and I decided what we were going to do. Chris was thinking through things and I was basically just waiting. And miserable. Sarah decided to…

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Book Smart

Let me start this post by telling you that what you are about to read is a real life dream come true.  I’m not one to use kitschy phrases like that – okay, yes I am.  But I really mean it this time.  Today I want to tell you all about what’s going on with my book. A few months ago, I was contacted by someone at a publishing house in New York.  I’m going to keep the person and the company confidential just in case I end up being…

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The Jolie-Pitts & Me

I love celebrity gossip as much as the next person. I used to be obsessed with it. I had subscriptions to all the magazines and checked in online daily. That is until I saw Julia Roberts last year on Oprah and she talked about the daily hassle of protecting her children from the paparazzi, and after that I just couldn’t do it anymore. I still catch the occasional E! News, but I canceled my magazine subscriptions and I don’t check in so often on the websites (though I do admit…

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Cooler People Than Me

I’m a firm believer in surrounding yourself with the type of people that you want to be. Surely some of their goodness will rub off on you if you follow them around closely enough. And let me tell you about the people that I surround myself with – they’re phenomenal. They bring humor, sunshine, support, encouragement, and happiness to me every single day. But maybe the most important thing they do for me is inspire me to be bigger than I am. I’ve always been a bit of an overachiever.…

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The Interview From Hell

I don’t usually blog about my professional career because of confidentiality. Well, confidentiality and the fact that when I leave my office I like to think about rainbows and butterflies instead of spreadsheets and organizational charts. But I feel that I need to break this rule in order to purge my mind of the horrific mistakes I made today at work. I had a job interview for an internal position at my university. The position is quite honestly my current dream job. I say current because I don’t believe in…

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