Category Archives: Life

It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day

Sunrise: A New Dawn

Sunrise: A New Dawn

“It’s a new dawn.

It’s a new day.

It’s a new life for me.

And I’m feeling good.”


These lyrics from “Feeling Good” (sung by many such as Michael Bublé, Nina Simone, and Muse, among others) pretty accurately sum up my life right now.  And I love sunrise pictures for the exact reason that’s described by these specific lyrics:  it’s a new dawn.  Which then means it’s a new day.  Which is a time for starting over.


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My Olympic Experience: Remembering, Reminiscing, Reaching

Flaming Rings
(Olympic Rings © International Olympic Committee)

It’s about time.  In light of the London Summer Olympic Games, I just had to do this.  It’s been on my mind unlike anything else these past few weeks.  I tried to hide it at first – there’s a lot of pressure to write as an Olympian, to write as a “known” person (though I hardly consider myself “known” by any means) – but I’ve decided to succumb and write a bit about my Olympic experience.   Continue reading

An Apology and Reflection

“The Artist’s Way”
My writing of ‘morning pages’ (or rather, afternoon pages, in this instance)

Okay, okay!  I know.  I’m sorry!  I know how inconsistent I’ve been with posting to this blog lately.  And I apologize.  I am sincerely sorry for my lack of posts, and I will strive to do better in the future.

That being said, I want to write today’s post on one of my many activities from the past two weeks or so.  I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts… very much full of mixed emotions.  Excitement, disillusionment, happiness, frustration, boredom, etc… the list goes on.  At one point, I found myself wondering “What do I want to do right now, at this very moment?” Continue reading


Focus: Hanging Basket

I’m back.  I’m back from my RV trip (see many of the preceding posts), I’m back from Skate for Hope (an incredible ice show in Columbus), and I’m back from Tennessee (where I continued my vacation with my family).

I’m glad to be back.  As much as I love to travel, there’s something about coming home to your own room, your own bed, that is incredibly comforting, especially after a month away.  However, now that I’m home, I’ve realized I have decisions to make (though, honestly, when do we not have decisions to make?!)   Continue reading