15 08, 2014

A runner-up “award” to keep us running!

I opened my email and read, “Congratulations! You’ve been voted runner-up for carpet-cleaning in our local “Best Of” contest!” My stomach dropped. Then, I just had to laugh. It was an affirmation, a [...]

1 08, 2014

Living Life Wide Open

  After barely graduating high school, I was wide open to the idea of new experiences and new places–how fast can I get out of this town? Over the next few years, [...]

7 04, 2014

A New Name. A New Chapter.

On March 31st, 2014 I wrote a letter with tears in my eyes. It was a culminating moment. Both hello and goodbye. The ending of a story and beginning of a new chapter. It [...]