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Hiiii!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by my new blog.  I’m using this to take you on my life journey with me.  I’m a wife, an attorney, a triathlete, a dog mom, and an entrepreneur.  You will learn about each of these facets of my life through my writings.  I will also share some favorite recipes, places to visit, workouts–lots of fun stuff.  You will laugh and you will cry, and hopefully you will learn something.  Here we go….. 

It’s OK Not to Be OK

It’s OK Not to Be OK

For almost 50 years, I’ve always been the person who’s had my shit together.  No matter what happened, I could handle it.  Until now.   Here’s the backstory.  In a previous blog, I explained that I’m an attorney for the feds, and what it’s like to work for the federal...

October: All. The. Feels

October: All. The. Feels

Well, here we are.  At the end of October.  What a month it was! As the title of this blog indicates, it was a month of emotions for me.  Elated, surprised, excited, apprehensive, incredibly sad, concerned, motivated… I could go on.  Crazy, right?? I started off the...

The Life of a Fed

The Life of a Fed

Like I said before, when I graduated from law school, I knew I wanted to practice labor law.  But I also knew I didn’t want to work 80-90 hours per week for a law firm.  That’s just not my style; life is too short and I had too many other things I wanted to be able to...

Ironman Maryland 2021 Race Report

Ironman Maryland 2021 Race Report

Hey all!  Thanks for being here, and for continuing to read my blogs.  Bear with me- this report is long and quite detailed. So, this race was all about gratitude and appreciating how far I’ve come in just 1 year.  There were several times during the day that I had to...

What does sports teach us?

What does sports teach us?

In a word: EVERYTHING!  I will forever be convinced that everything I experienced as a youngster in swimming made me who I am today.  The easiest way to describe it is to break it down to the 3 Ds: discipline, dedication and determination. Discipline: I had to get up...

The Lead Up to Ironman #10

The Lead Up to Ironman #10

So, 2020 was supposed to be amazing: Ironman #10 and #11.  First one in Austria with 15 other girlfriends from around the world, and the second one in Cambridge, Maryland.  You know how that ended.  Thanks COVID.   I deferred Ironman Austria until either 2023 or 2024...

#swimmerbybirth

#swimmerbybirth

Why do I use that hashtag?  Because I literally learned how to swim before I could walk.  My grandma had a pool at her house, and she started me in the water by throwing me in and then guiding me to the wall.  Then she taught me how to float.  Now obviously, I have...

A little background…

A little background…

I’m a Native Floridian: born in Fort Lauderdale, and then we moved to Boca Raton when I was 8.  I graduated from Saint Andrew’s School in 1990, and then headed off to Emory University in Atlanta.  I swam for Emory for 2 years (more about my athletics in another post),...