What I Learned from Running the Mile

High school gym class may be the epitome of self-esteem crushing life events. I don’t remember feeling particularly capable or talented in gym class. I don’t remember any spikes in my confidence levels. I mostly remember feeling awkward and anything but athletic…

Dear Sweet Young Melissa

Dear Sweet Young Melissa, You are only 28 now, but you feel like you’ve come so far and you don’t know how far you have left to go. You will look back on your life and on your first ten years of adulthood and you’ll want to…

The Gift of Being Human

I’ve had two fairly traumatic experiences with ants. Traumatic experience number one happened when I was about 4 years old. I was playing in my backyard in Texas and found myself standing in the middle of a fire ant nest…