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?”
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?”
Today’s piece is a photo post of what I love. And, as it turns out, I love food.
When you get to the milestone of 30 years of age, there is the likelihood of having a Mary Poppins’ bag of things you’ve lost along the way, and things that you miss, sometimes dearly.
I have been so busy lately, and haven’t had much time to write. Despite this, I’ve been mentally exploring stories and angles that I want to share with whoever is willing to listen. Continue reading “30 Day Blog Post Challenge: Defining Myself”
Thank yous are an order to the magazine world, publishing world, e-zine world, and online blog world. Planets in which I was trained to live and believed that I would do so for decades. Thank you to the entire editorial universe for unanimously rejecting me.
Your firefighter, society, and personal stories can teach you only a couple things about dating a career firefighter. To save time, I have compiled a thorough list of pointers I wish I had known before The Man became a career firefighter.