Pumping Milestones

I never wanted to be an exclusive pumper. It’s something that just sort of happened. The complications Connor had when he was born made it impossible for me to nurse him. So a lactation consultant showed up in my postpartum room 16 hours after he was born to show me what to do. I pumped … More Pumping Milestones

Why Saying “Hurry Up and Get Pregnant” is Insensitive as Fuck

On a Tuesday, in June 2020, I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I had been trying for about six months. After being on the pill for 19 years I expected it to take a helluva lot longer so I just stood there in my kitchen in shock, tears stinging my eyes as … More Why Saying “Hurry Up and Get Pregnant” is Insensitive as Fuck

Isolation Begins

My boss called me this afternoon and asked me to ‘stay home, stay healthy’ this week. I’ve worked in four different departments there and if shit hits the fan and they need someone they know is healthy because they haven’t been in the building, they’ll be calling me. My husband has been working from home and … More Isolation Begins

We Ride at Dawn

I am a health care worker. Although, I must admit, I don’t feel as if I have any right to say that. I don’t work in a hospital. I’m not a doctor or a nurse. I’m not on the front lines of COVID 19, treating people, watching them die, putting myself at an even higher … More We Ride at Dawn


Ageism is a funny thing. When you think about it most people picture a senior citizen being discriminated against rather than someone who’s younger. I can’t even find a photo or clipart of ageism toward younger people on the internet to share here – it’s all toward older folks. It’s probably why I get attitude … More Ageism

Thoughts While Doing the Rock n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon 2019

In 2015 I posted a similar blog entry about the thoughts that went through my head as I ran the Seattle Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon sans music. Unfortunately the thoughts I had this year were not as positive or fun. With my complete lack of training all I cared about was simply getting to … More Thoughts While Doing the Rock n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon 2019

Back to Square One

My New Year’s Resolution was to run three times per week in the month of January in an attempt to reintroduce myself to running. Running is something I’ve been passionate about for some time, but as some of you know, I developed plantar fasciitis a few year’s ago and after that my runs were few … More Back to Square One


Last week I put my two week notice in at work. Yes, I’ve only been at my job since the end of July but it didn’t take long for me to decide that it wasn’t really for me. Well – the position I held at least. As an admin, I had gone from “helping people” … More Passion