With my amazing parents in Evergreen.

Hey, Colorado. F(orget) You.

I’ve written about how I will never live in Colorado again—despite the fact that I consider it my home. Let me clarify: My parents’ lovely, wonderful, and supportive house is my home. Everywhere else in Colorado can go F(orget) itself. I tried to like it again. Honestly, I tried sooooo hard. I spent two months …

Image from Chilmark Research

California or Bust!

Here I am. In California. With B. I’m, like, totally, a California Girl now. Totally. I’m the floor. Because we have no furniture. I took a nap this afternoon with nothing but a blanket and a pillow. After a 24-hour drive to get here, some shut-eye—no matter where or how—was pure heaven. The drive out was…

Flickr: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Home

I’ve written about the idea of home before. Here and here. I’ve been staying at my childhood home in Evergreen, Colorado and I love it. But after 6 weeks off, I’m also ready to go back to my own life. I’m ready to go home. I still can’t be in Colorado. This state isn’t the place…

The Make-A-Motion houseboat in beautiful Lake Powell

My September Worry Vault

It’s hard to worry about much when I’m up here in the mountains, typing away as the doors are wide open and a mountain breeze flows through the house. It smells beautiful—in between the dog farts, that is. Thanks, Bella. I skipped my August Worry Vault. Sorry about that. I was packing and moving and…

Flickr: University of Michigan Medical School Information Services

Physicians are Prescribing Mobile Health Apps

Ready for Pickup: Physician-Prescribed mHealth Apps I found this article fascinating. To quote a few important pieces: “According to a Manhattan Research survey, one in three physicians have recommended an app to their patients, and a BBC report found general practitioners were suggesting apps to help patients manage their chronic conditions.” “While many mHealth apps…

Back deck writing

Oh, Hey There Colorado

I’m here. I’m in Colorado and back in action. The drive out from Chicago went well—even with a 5-year-old and a 4-year-old in the car. Amazing! My niece and nephew are troopers. My brother Graham, his wife Amber, and their two kiddos came to Chicago and helped me move! They’re also letting me stay with them…

Denver Colfax Half-Marathon

Half-Marathon Battle Royale

    My brothers have challenged me to a Half-Marathon Battle Royale. The Event: Denver Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon The When: October 19, 2014 The Who: My two brothers, Graham and Peter, and me (pictures of my brothers’ ugly mugs and their adorable families are below) Since I will be in Colorado for the next…

Celebrating with just a few of the amazing people at HA

This is Not Goodbye, It’s I’ll See You Later

Yesterday was my last day in the office at GA Communication Group. I resigned from my position as copywriter. More than anything, it’s bittersweet. I loved my time at GA. I often say—and not lightly—that moving to Chicago three years ago and working with GA saved me. I found not only a new life, but also…