17. No this isn’t the number of the bottles of beer on the wall. It’s not the age I was when some particularly momentous occasion happened. It’s not my lucky number. 17 is the number of times I’ve been rejected by a guy since I was in high school…that I can remember anyway. I was remembering … More 17

Aerobics in Water

When I got back from my trip to Europe, I was a lot of things: tired, happy to be home, tired, introspective, grateful…but I was also reinvigorated. All of those things I kept saying I would do for years before I went on the trip I finally started to do. One of those things was … More Aerobics in Water

I Quit?

I don’t really know why but I’m generally not one of those people who “won’t give up without a fight” or who sticks with something until it works out. I am fully able to quit and walk away from things I think I just won’t be able to accomplish (in my personal life of course, … More I Quit?

Riding Solo

A little known fact about me: I used to be scared to do anything alone. Ok, after reading my blog that’s probably a well-known fact but when I say “anything,” I mean things as simple as going to Target. That’s always kind of the barometer I use when I think of how frightened I was to … More Riding Solo


Someone once asked me how I maintain such a positive attitude. The truth is, I don’t. I guess you could say I maintain one, but that certainly doesn’t mean I have one all the time. At the end of the month, I’m having a semi-serious procedure done. It’s not serious in the sense that I’ll be in … More Attitude


Agoraphobia literally translates as “fear of the market,” which actually sounds quite silly. Why would one be scared of Ralphs or Albertsons? But in actuality, the “market” it refers to is just fear of crowds. Fear of being around a lot of people at one time. Kind of like claustrophobia, only for people. For a … More Agoraphobia