My Word of 2018: A Look Back

My Word of 2018: A Look Back

Nearly a year ago, I sensed “brave” should be my word for 2018. It felt like a daunting choice then, and truth be told, admitting it to you here still feels a bit scary, a little too vulnerable.

I certainly haven’t mastered bravery.

But when I take off my self-critical glasses, I see that I have grown in bravery this year. I took some important steps forward. I sidled up to decisions that made me uncomfortable, even fearful, and chose to do them anyway.

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The Best Hike That Never Was, or It's Still Progress

The Best Hike That Never Was, or It's Still Progress

Spring is here in force, and my boys and I have been spending as much time outside as possible. Because we live in a downtown apartment, going outside is a little more involved. I always have to go with them. Plus, because we'll be blocks rather than steps away from home, we have to find socks and shoes and hats and water cups and on and on and on.

It’s not really that big of a deal, but, on days when I’m trying desperately to accomplish as much as possible, it can feel like it.

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