A TEST OF MY WILLPOWER

One of the things I wanted to work on in 2016 is my lack of self-control and remaining calm in frustrating situations.  Anyone that knows me well, knows that I can get angry and demanding when things don’t go my way.  I think it’s a side effect of using a wheelchair my whole life and…

THE START OF IT ALL

Almost precisely 31 years ago to the day, my mom gave birth to me. She was 28 years old. I was her first-born child. She told me one time that she was the perfect pregnant mother, that she did everything right. She didn’t drink, smoke, eat poorly. Nothing. She might have had an iced tea…

40 MINUTES IN PARIS

We had a four-hour layover in Paris before heading back to The States.  We had decided mid-flight that if we landed on time and were able to get off the plane and through customs with three hours to spare, we would grab a taxi to the Eiffel Tower.  Our flight landed seven minutes early and…

WHAT KIND OF BAGGAGE DOES SHE HAVE?

What kind of baggage does she have? We’ve all asked this question, mostly when dating. But it’s true in most aspects of our life. We all have baggage – some good, some bad. Our baggage is our history and it’s what makes us who we are. My history when it comes to literal baggage is…

THE AIRPORT & THE TSA

I have always felt like there’s a flame inside of me, just pushing on my skin to get out, ignited by the most undefined and indescribable things in life. It’s like I’m meant to do something more than the “normal” life, more than my nine to five job with happy hours every week followed by…