On Saturday evening, Dan and I were browsing at a used bookstore. It smelled like old books and burnt coffee. Fluorescent lighting cast an unnaturally bright glow on the jam-packed shelves. Not counting the woman who wouldn't stop talking loudly on her cell phone (and who wouldn't even pause her conversation to pay for her … Continue reading Saying Yes is Overrated—This is Why No is Actually the Best (Even if You Have FOMO)
They're going to be glad it was a free event. They're going to laugh but it's going to be that nervous, awkward, "I am so embarrassed for her" kind of laughing. I have nothing interesting to say, which would be fine, except that I am holding an event for the very purpose of saying uninteresting … Continue reading No Room For Fear at a Bookstore
Catching up on the phone with my best friend on the phone other day, I told her, "I'm writing a book... I'm kind of embarrassed to tell you that. I feel like such a fraud. But you've known me forever so I can tell you." Dear old friend that she is, she told me "Of … Continue reading You Can Go Away Now, Impostor Syndrome
I alluded to the article I wrote for Colorado Runner Magazine a couple of posts ago, and I think we need to come back to that. I am excited about it not just because it's a thrill to see my name in print. And not just because I got paid to do something I love … Continue reading The most meaningful 800 words I’ve written
I cried from the front door of my parents' house in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, through most of Connecticut. I remember the first time I stopped for a bathroom break, getting back into the car and thinking, "Man, it smells like dog sh*t in this car." In fact, there was dog sh*t in the car, which … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?