The Bio I Wish I Had…Or Do I?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bios we wish we had are all about regrets and unfulfilled ambitions. Luckily, I have plenty of both.  It turns out, I do regret the things I didn’t do more than the things I did—mostly. Here are a few things I’d love to add to my bio:   Lara Lillibridge was brave enough to go with the stepsister she had never met on a burro-trip through the Grand Canyon when…

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Running Away From a Beautiful Now

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The topic this week is regrets. My children are eleven months apart. We wanted kids close together, but no one does that on purpose. My son’s enormous heart and kind spirit make up for his horrifying fetal behavior, but I was sick every single day of my pregnancy. There were dozens of times I held my infant daughter on one hip while throwing up into a public toilet. She found it hilarious. When my…

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Hell, Yes, I Have Regrets

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I confess: I’m jealous of Louise and Jenny, with their nonexistent and paltry lists of regrets. Because I do have regrets. Not so much on the real life side of the equation, where I share their look-forward-not-back attitude, but on the authorial side. And, being as how one of our missions here on the Ball is to offer guidance by reverse example, I am going to list them all right here…

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Regrets? Who Has Time for Regrets?

"If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late." --Henny Youngman
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

We’re talking about regrets this week. Which means this is going to be a very short post. Because, as strange as this sounds, I have almost no regrets in my life. I mean, regrets? Who has time for regrets? (It is physically impossible for me to write about regret without singing “My Way”: “Regrets, I’ve had a few.”) (What? You were expecting Frank Sinatra? I would have regretted doing something…

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Things I Never Regret

Monday, May 30, 2016

Our theme this week is regrets, but here is the thing–i’m not big on regret. We are all human and we all make choices both good and not so good and we learn from them. I am a firm believer that every experience in your life has made you who you are now. So, instead, i’ve decided to share a few things I never regret doing: hanging out with friends and family eating…

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Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 on a Work in Progress

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hindsight? My launch was less than a month ago. I haven’t looked in the rearview mirror yet because I’m still barreling down the highway. And if that metaphorical highway looks anything like the roads I’ve been traveling in real life this week, there are construction hazards blocking half the lanes. Back to the metaphor? I guess the construction hazards mean I’m still learning from my launch. Like: Listen to your…

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