"We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are always there for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.
-- Jeff Warner
"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you."
-Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons (talking to her daughter)
If there is any secret to this life I live, this is it: the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can, there is nothing more to it than that.
"The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
Author Archives: tricialc
Every day I wake up way too early. 4:45 AM. I follow up the early wake up call with an intense hour long work out that leaves me aching all day long. Everyday I get a little bit closer to my health … Continue reading
I post about my workout accomplishments on Facebook, and I tend to tell anyone that will listen about my latest run. It may be annoying, but I am comfortable with that. On a recent weekend stroll through the mall I … Continue reading
Somedays I wake up in the morning and I look at myself in the mirror and I am amazed. I am certainly no supermodel, but I have come quite a long way from my heftier days. Right now, I wear … Continue reading
Singapore is one of those really interesting places that, if you didn’t have a job that sent you there, or a friend to go and visit, you would never have made the trek. In that way, I think that Iowa … Continue reading
When I was a sophomore in College I applied to a study abroad program. The program was a six week writers workshop in Ireland. I still have the acceptance letter in my stacks of stuff I can’t quite part with. … Continue reading
My experience with international travel began on my honeymoon to Jamaica in 2004. We took a couple of fairly short flights, got on a bus in Montego Bay and road to the resort where we spent 95% of our international … Continue reading
I got a
Last night I was juggling putting girls to bed. It is one of the things l like least. I love my girls more than anything, but I don’t like bedtime duty. I was shuffling back and forth from one room … Continue reading
I woke up on Saturday morning hoping for a warm day. Back in August when cold weather seemed like a distant memory I signed up for a November 5K on a whim. Now it’s here and though we have been … Continue reading
Its a 10k, not a marathon
I was all set to sign up for the race for the schools 10K coming up on October 14th…what a great way to wind down my 31st year. I decided this weekend that I had to run it on my … Continue reading