Why I Wasn't A Winner: Choking, Mark Allen, Pain & The Jonah Complex
Attitude / Fitness / Health / Triathlon

Why I Wasn't A Winner: Choking, Mark Allen, Pain & The Jonah Complex

I think Mark Allen is my new hero, mostly because I’ve just discovered he’s sort of my racing doppelganger…Don’t get it twisted, I’m talking about his pre-triathlon days, back when he was just a semi-decent swimmer; I am NOT referring to his tenure as triathlon demigod, lol. And even at that, I’m not talking about … Continue reading

Cancer, Lead Poisoning And Our Version of March Madness
Attitude / China / Expat Life / Family / Health / Kids / Parenting

Cancer, Lead Poisoning And Our Version of March Madness

In the last two weeks, we seriously thought our daughter might have cancer AND lead poisoning, I kid you not. For real…these were collectively the 2nd and 3rd times I almost quit China. It all started a few weeks ago when our household was plagued with illnesses of Biblical proportions. I’m talking upper respiratory infections, bronchiolitis, pink eye, … Continue reading

Attitude / Family / Friends / Marriage

And I’m Staring Down The Barrel of 30…

I just had a birthday. 29. The final year of my third decade. (When did that happen?) Another year older for sure. I’d like to think a year wiser to boot, but that’s debatable. Our 20’s are such a whirl-wind, you know? Barely even grown-up, yet it’s the time many of us make the most significant and life-altering choices … Continue reading

And I'm Staring Down The Barrel of 30…
Attitude / Family / Friends / Marriage / Reflection

And I'm Staring Down The Barrel of 30…

I just had a birthday. 29. The final year of my third decade. (When did that happen?) Another year older for sure. I’d like to think a year wiser to boot, but that’s debatable. Our 20’s are such a whirl-wind, you know? Barely even grown-up, yet it’s the time many of us make the most significant and life-altering choices … Continue reading

Attitude / China / Expat Life

Language Woes

It’s the little things that frustrate. Lack of modern internet. Not having a car. Hotel living. My Chinese-speaking husband being gone on business for three days… Which is why I’m feeling particularly frustrated with my inability to communicate in Chinese at the moment. When the hubs is around I’m dead weight. I’m good just sitting back … Continue reading