I was a preteen fan girl

Me at 10 / Me today. When I was 6 or 7, I discovered Sailor Moon. It was my first and only ever real fandom affliction. I rushed home from school to watch episodes re-air on Cartoon Network, I had dreams about turning out to be a Sailor Soldier, I dressed up as Sailor MoonContinue reading “I was a preteen fan girl”

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown You might not know the name Brené Brown, but you are probably familiar with her TED talk on vulnerability and shame. Brown is a researcher. If you are like any number of the people IContinue reading “Daring Greatly by Brené Brown”

Grieving, in-process

My mom died on January 10th. I guess you could say that means I’m in the process of grieving. Grieving looks different from how I imagined it. I am not immobile in my bed. I am not bursting into tears at inopportune times.  My eyes well up when I talk about my mom. I don’t likeContinue reading “Grieving, in-process”