Tag Archives: letting go

Going Away

“You can never discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Anonymous, Senior quote for Britt Lutgen. When I chose those words to be typed next to my picture in the yearbook back in … Continue reading

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Do you have too many values?

“Just do what makes you happy.” People said that to me over and over again when Jared and I were separated. It was well-intentioned advice, but every time I heard it I was overwhelmed with the urge to punch some … Continue reading

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On Becoming More Than Not My Mother

I think that, for many of us, parenthood is just as much about our childhoods as it is about our children. It’s the great do-over, the chance to right all the wrongs of our mothers and fathers. To be honest, … Continue reading

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On Getting Rid Of My Shoes

“Are you sure you want to do this?” “No.” “It’s still early.  You can wait.” “No, it’s better this way.  It won’t be any easier in four months.” Jared gave me an encouraging pat on the back and I began … Continue reading

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