I am officially quitting Storyworth. It was a great concept, but some of the prompts were super triggering, so maybe better suited for more normal people with normal childhoods? This week I was on the phone with someone who has quickly become a very good friend. She is older than me, so like my friend … Continue reading My fur babies
What is your favorite hobby?
This week's Storyworth prompt was very timely. My favorite hobby since 2014 has been listening to true crime podcasts. It all started with the podcast Serial. Unless you lived under a rock in 2014, you heard about Serial. It was the story of Adnan Syed who was accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. … Continue reading What is your favorite hobby?
The power of community
Recently I witnessed an amazing sense of community which was truly inspirational. A few weeks ago, a Good Samaritan reached out to Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary (BTAS) about a homeless family living in their car outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Sadly, homelessness is not a unique issue where we live, but this family was because … Continue reading The power of community
It has been a few weeks since I have had time for my weekly Storyworth prompt. I took the first baby to college, and I have been super busy writing curriculum for the new youth programming initiative with Beautiful Together. But the Storyworth prompt about camping memories brought back SO many memories, I had to … Continue reading Camping memories
Skate World Memories
My social media feed blew up yesterday with pictures of my beloved childhood hangout on fire. The owners are committed to rebuilding, so future generations of K-Ville folks will still be able to have the amazing memories I had from my times at Skate World. Here are some of the best ones: Friday night couples … Continue reading Skate World Memories
Growing up anxious in the 1980s
Big hair bleached blonde with Sun In - check. Acid washed shorts - check. Swatch watch - check. Coppertone tan - check. This photo is the epitome of growing up in the 1980s. My latest audiobook is Acne: A Memoir by Laura Chinn. Sadly, I can relate to her life in many ways. Don't get … Continue reading Growing up anxious in the 1980s
Dear Paw Paw
Reader note: my sister from my second mom called me last night to say our Paw Paw was in Hospice Care. I knew this call was coming and had been prepared for it for many years, as Paw Paw is 96 years old. He was more of a grandfather figure than my actual grandparents for … Continue reading Dear Paw Paw
The loss of a mentor
This is a sad Storyworth prompt, but such an important part of my guy's story. I can still remember meeting with Aidan's advisor at the end of his freshman year. He had a rocky start to high school, and we were brainstorming ways to keep him motivated in those non-preferred courses. She suggested we find … Continue reading The loss of a mentor
Favorite subjects in high school
This was a fun Storyworth prompt that made me realize what a secret nerd I was in high school. My favorite subjects were Latin and Biology. Let's start with Latin. My class was the first to take Latin all 4 years of high school (vs just the required 2 years for college applications). One of … Continue reading Favorite subjects in high school
What advice would you give your 20 year old self?
Whew, Storyworth. I just figured out Mother's Day, and now I need to give my 20-year-old self advice. Well, let's buckle up and do just that! Do NOT pick a guy over friends.Always put your needs before the needs of anyone else.Do NOT stay with a guy if he does not treat you the way … Continue reading What advice would you give your 20 year old self?