It was July, 2016, and things were changing– My belly was getting flabbier, my energy levels were falling, I was irritable beyond belief, and moving in the morning seemed impossible. At the same time though, I had kept hiking, exercising, drinking, and carrying on as per usual. Continue reading “That Big Moment: I’m Pregnant. What do I do Now?”
Expressing gratitude isn’t a job or a task with no reward. As with any aspect of life, and especially when it comes to relationships, it’s really important to express these thoughts and their attached emotions to increase your presence, focus, connection, and in turn, your own happiness. Continue reading “52 Ways to be Grateful for the Fire Life”
We all know that our first responders– firefighters, police, and EMS workers– face danger and unpredictable scenes every single day. It is a risk that they and their families are aware of with every good-morning kiss and goodnight embrace. Continue reading “What the Loss of Chief Michael Fahy Meant in My Fire Family”
It has been a little more than five months since the last time that I have checked in here. Things have been evolving and reshaping my life and my relationships in ways that I could not have foreseen at the beginning of the year. Continue reading “Three-Quarters of 2016 is Gone. What Have You Done?”
Forgiveness is key in any relationship, and at multiple points in one’s life. Sometimes you have to forgive someone who forgot your birthday, someone who broke your heart, or someone who falls victim to their own mind.
A 24-hour shift is nothing new when it comes to the work schedule of a firefighter. It’s an adjustment, and while most partners will get used to it, some continue to struggle.
Last month I changed the name of this blog from A Lady in Waiting to The Lady and the Firefighter, but never updated my About Page. Check out the updates here.
Barbara and her husband Tim met in 2003. In 2005, he joined the ranks of the FDNY. Together, they own Halligan Bottle Openers. I was lucky enough to be be able to connect with this wise firewife, and get an inside peek of the journey upon which The Man and I have embarked.
In 2014, I began an upward spiral of self-discovery. I used words and this blog as a means of discovery and expression. I was the Lady in Waiting, in the sense that I was taking life’s daily dealings and turning them into learning experiences. While proactively becoming a better lady, I was also waiting for the universe to teach me lessons in life, love, friendship, and career.
Continue reading “New Name, Same Heart: Introducing The Lady and the Firefighter”