Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the hospital were a blur of people and emotions. Team Challenge was racing in Chicago 13.1, just a few miles away from the University of Chicago Medical Center. I was so fortunate to have lots of Team Challenge friends and coworkers take a break from the festivities to come by [...]
Where were we?
Ah yes, I was taking my sweet time telling all of you about my hospital stay, as if someone cares about all the details besides my mother (who was there every single day & knows all of this already) and me. You’re welcome, internet.
Mom and I spent a few hours chillin’ [...]
So, when we left off, I told you that my doctor had basically given my intestines 48 hours to pull it together.
It was seriously bad timing, as I was given that news on June 3, and on June 5, a major work weekend was supposed to start. (Well, it was going to [...]
If you follow me on Facebook, you probably know by now that I had a pretty eventful June. And not eventful like I’d hoped. Last I wrote, I had high hopes of kicking off Memorial Day with the Runner’s World Run Streak, and logging at least a mile a day from Memorial [...]
I celebrated my twenty-ninth birthday on a beach in February… which means I am quickly approaching 30! Back when I wrote the original 30 before 30 post, turning thirty seemed so far away. And now? I’m about 8 months away from it. Whoa. I’m actually really excited about the milestone.
I light of the fact [...]
Hello? Is anyone out there?
I knew I hadn’t updated my little corner of the internet in a while, but my goodness! January 1? Let’s work on that, shall we? Okay, not “we.” I will work on that. Promise.
I got promoted on January 2 (yay!) and was both transitioning to my new role and [...]
What a whirlwind year it’s been! I cannot believe 2013 has come and gone already.
All in all, 2013 was a wonderful year. Let’s recap a little bit.
I celebrated my first anniversary at a job I love, and I’m nearing the two-year mark there. I continue to love my job a little more each [...]
I promised you stories about my fun October and I never delivered. Oops. Let’s do this. But first… let’s get two things out of the way. My college is teeny and I am obsessed with it.
I graduated in 2007 and am already nostalgic for all things Clarke University… even though it [...]
I think it’s pretty obvious that I am open about my life with Crohn’s disease. I am happy to tell anyone who will listen about my symptoms, the hard times, the good times, and the constant fear that the hard times will return. I’ll tell you about my days with 20+ bathroom trips, the frantic [...]
In my former life, I was an elementary school teacher. (And by former life, I mean from 2007 – 2010, so not really that long ago.) During my brief teaching career, one of my favorite things to do was to get my students outside the classroom — learning things, engaging with the world around [...]