01 February 2017


So, a funny thing happened on my run—

In the dark of early morning, I got dressed like I always do: leggings, sports bra, shirt, visor, iPod, socks, shoes, beanie— to be clear, it was my brand new, gray beanie, which I absolutely love. Loved.

Just over a mile in, a big bully snuck up behind me and stunned me. Heart pounding, I screamed (yelped) into the cold morning in fear and disbelief. Out of nowhere, he/she/it grabbed hold of me and wouldn’t let go. No joke.

I looked ahead, behind, around and down, trying to make sense of what was happening. And then I looked up. 

I didn’t see the big, scary middle school bully I imagined, but rather— an owl.

I. Kid. You. Not. An owl buzzed me, stole the hat right off my head and flew away. 

This is my life. 

2016 reads

Last year I enjoyed a handful of good books. And although I had a clear favorite, none of the books I read in 2016 captivated me, compelled me or broke my heart open in the way real life did. It was a good year. 

The books I read in 2016

1. Unbecoming | Rachel Scherm
2. Ordinary Grace | William Kent Kreger
3. Between You and Me | Mary Norris
4. Harry Potter ad the Order of the Phoenix | JK Rowling
5. After You | Jojo Moyes
6. Little Vicories | Jason Gay
7. Hausfrau | Jill Alexander Essenbam
8. Spark | John Ratey
9. First Comes Love | Emily Giffin
10. Wonder | RJ Palacio
11. Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
12. Year of Yes | Shonda Rhimes
13. Silent Compassion | Richard Rohr
14. Love Warrior | Glennon Doyle Melton

My favorite book of the year was...

So good.