Happy Birthday Muri

Dear Meredith,

Since I have been blogging I have written you a birthday blog post every year. In fact, it was such a big deal that Megan once asked me if I was going to remember to write hers. I have celebrated your birthday in some way every year.

Except that last two years. The

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Looking Back Over a Truly Amazing Year

It wasn’t all that long ago that I honestly thought the best life had to offer me was behind me and I had fucked it all up and missed out on my happily ever after. And then I got my shit together, and discovered that life, and happiness is a do-it-yourself job. 2015 was a

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A Letter To My Daughter on Her Graduation

I sat down several times this week, unsure what I wanted to say to you, on this important day. What advice should I give you, what could I say that would express all that I feel in my heart for you? I went to Pinterest to find Graduation Quotes for Girls, and cried. I read

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Starting a New Chapter

I had an interesting conversation with my father this week. We talked about where I am, where I’ve been, and where I see myself going.

I have spent most of my life defining who I am, by someone else. To quote my dad, “It seems to me that the only identity you had was in

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Happy Birthday Megan

Dear Megan,

Fifteen years ago tomorrow, I met you for the very first time. There is something bittersweet in meeting your last baby for the first time. There was the hope of the life ahead of you, and the reminder that there would be no more firsts after you.

You may have been my last

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