How raising a puppy changed my life

This week my husband and I are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the day we got our beloved pug, Gus. That day, January 4, 2015, will be forever etched in my memory as the day I learned what it felt like to fall in love at first sight. One year ago my husband and IContinue reading “How raising a puppy changed my life”

Why I don’t set New Year’s resolutions

. . . and what I’m doing instead in 2017. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want the next year–2017–to look like for me. Have you been too? Maybe you’ve made a resolution to lose weight or to save or make more money or to get involved in local politics or to start makingContinue reading “Why I don’t set New Year’s resolutions”

Lessons from 30

Today I turn 31. This particular age feels simultaneously foreign and familiar, like a too big, too old-fashioned coat you once bought and thought you’d never wear that now mysteriously fits so you reluctantly just wear it. My husband and I have birthdays a week apart, so he is 31 too. I wrote in his card that 30 had been a rollercoaster yearContinue reading “Lessons from 30”