I've been thinking a lot about new beginnings lately. This past week I launched my new website
, thanks to the help of web genius Jeff Ruprecht. The site is a place where I can talk about book I love, parenting mishaps, running, writing and what it means to show up perfectly imperfect. A place where I can celebrate rural living and hate running in the same breath, all while sipping a margarita made from Teremana tequila. My new online home.
This week also marks the official launch of my Spring training for the Madeline Island Half-Marathon
. We're in the depths of Winter Hell so I'm currently enjoying a love-hate relationship with my Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights (Love) and my new Sole Treadmill (mostly hate). That said, I'm doing my best to find Joy in the Journey, whatever that means. You can read all about it here.
Dominating my mind more than anything right now is book launch day. With just a month to go, I cannot help but reflect on what it means to navigate life after loss, even if life looks very different. I think it is something, at some level, we can all relate to. Can anyone say global pandemic? While the public health emergency is coming to a close just days before my book launches, its impact remains for me - a topic I share both good and bad - in my book. You can preview the chapter below by downloading the PDF.