Showing posts from December, 2016


So, I haven't blogged in months, but I refuse to miss the Word of the Year.  Especially since this year's word was a total flop.  Actually, I can't figure out what the word of the year was because I can't find the blog post.  (As an aside- I turned 38 in October.  I'm positive that is the first year as an Old Person.)


I found the post.  It was in January.  That makes sense!  (It makes no sense.)

Anyway, the word of 2016 was RUN.

I definitely ran but not in the way I wanted to.

I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off.  I ran my marriage into the ground.  I ran on fumes of exhaustion.  I ran across the country to be comfort in times of grief and fear.  And to take 4 kids to 6 different camps.  I ran from one teaching position to the next- including teaching American Government during the most confusing and, for me, heartbreaking, presidential election cycle I ever hope to experience.  I ran heartbroken as we ran head first into dealing with mental ill…