Off & Running
a Blog of Life on the Run

Entries tagged "living life"

August 26th 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she wants.   A break-up. Secrets withheld. “If you... READ MORE
June 13th 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet today but it’s coming. Birds chirp... READ MORE
October 26th 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Skyline Drive in Shenandoah early on a Saturday morning in late October. The leaves are close to... READ MORE
October 16th 2014
5am iPhone alarms ringing in different tones down the echoing hallway of the ladies "dorm" at the Ave Maria Retreat... READ MORE
July 13th 2014
An open letter to those who know better Each of us is older than someone.  We know better because we've lived longer... READ MORE
June 29th 2014
I'm not waiting around anymore. It's time for me to do something.   HOW THIS HAPPENED: Last November I was scrolling through my... READ MORE
April 19th 2014
I lost my Happy.  It seems to have taken a sabbatical and it's really affecting my life. Happy's nemesis, Worry, has been... READ MORE
January 19th 2014
"I've gotta finish writing this email. Someone just tweeted me. What about that proposal? Crap, have the dogs been walked?... READ MORE
September 29th 2013
Ever feel like something is missing? Like you're waiting for something but you can't put your finger on it? At church yesterday, Pastor... READ MORE
September 8th 2013
"It's not the pale moon that excites me, that thrills and delights me. Oh no... it's the nearness of you."... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.
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