• SINGLE MOTHERHOOD

    Let it Go Or Be Dragged

    So here we are…or should I say, here I am…on the precipice of trading in my love affair with New York City in for a life in the Connecticut suburbs (beyond what I would call daily commuting distance to NYC).

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  • SINGLE MOTHERHOOD

    Making Peace With Missing It

    I have come to accept that all of this growing up nonsense means that any choice will come with turning down something else…something that I also had a strong affinity for. And that doesn’t mean the decision is not right…it just means that it is time to learn to make peace with missing it.

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  • Single Motherhood

    The Old Dreams Were Good Dreams...

    And when I was talking to my friend, I not only thought about what I thought life would look like when I was a sophomore in college…I also thought back to what I feared life would look like when I was single and pregnant and scared out of my mind, and I flashed back to the post I wrote the night before I delivered Ellie…recalling how afraid I was that life as I knew it was over. And here is what I realized – Life as I knew it was over.

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Elizabeth Gilbert

Author / Eat, Pray, Love

“…I’ve come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call 'The Physics of The Quest' – a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: 'If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself….then truth will not be withheld.'"

Ann Lamott

Author / Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”

Cara P. Lemieux

/ Here We Are Today

"In order to fall in love with the life I have, I had to let go of the one I thought I was supposed to have."

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