15 Apr 2016

Fear Friday: Public Speaking

According to The Washington Post, more people are afraid of public speaking than they are of zombies. ZOMBIES, YOU GUYS! Seriously, we’d rather risk having our brains eaten by the undead than talk to a bunch of totally alive people, who will probably not try to make hors d’oeuvres out of our hypothalamus.

It doesn’t really make […]

1 Apr 2016

Fear Friday: Submit to a Writing Contest

I started listening to Elizabeth Gilbert’s book on creativity, Big Magic, this week during my long walks home from work. The audiobook is read by Elizabeth Gilbert herself so it feels like I have my very own personal, big-time author whispering inspiration into my ear as I struggle to make it up that last stupid […]

18 Mar 2016

Fear Friday: Learn How to Luge

As I was standing in line at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, waiting to sign in for my Public Luge Clinic, I started chatting with the woman behind me. She told me that she’d taken the same luge lesson with her family the year before and had won a silver medal during the small ceremony they have at the end […]

5 Feb 2016

Fear Friday: Wear Attention-Getting Pants

I am not a fashion risk-taker.

It’s true. My unbraveness even applies to my closet.

While I sometimes can get a bit kicky when it comes to tops (I’ve even been known to wear sequins! Like, on a weekday!), my pants and leggings and pretty much anything else I wear on my lower half come in exactly two […]

29 Jan 2016

Fear Friday: Turning Forty

It’s happened, you guys.

I’m forty.


And while people keep on telling me that it’s no big deal and that forty-is-the-new-twenty-six-and-a-half-minus-two-days, I’m just going to go ahead and admit that my transformation into middle-agedom descended upon me like a big pile of Depends undergarments this week.

Behold the evidence:

Every single […]