My Story Of Alignment

My Story Of Alignment

  My transition into alignment started with a rejection letter.   It was my second, to be precise, this time from the seventh medical school I had applied to. In my defense, it really wasn’t me; it was them. It seems as though somehow the universe was conspiring against me with strange policies and red […]

Two Years In

Two Years In

  This month, Nalumana turns two.   (incidentally, last month, so did my son, which conjures up many an image of me writing blog posts while nursing my newborn in those early days) These past two years have seen this little business – and me – grow and change so much.  I have gotten so […]

Cheese and Other Sacrifices

Cheese and Other Sacrifices

  No one ever told me I was going to have to give up cheese for this gig.   That both my babies would react dramatically and terrifyingly with exposure to cow’s milk protein through my breast milk. And that I would spend the next five years of my life (with the exception of the almost a […]

That fur-edged wild thing

That fur-edged wild thing

  I am the last to arrive.   I pull my Blundstones off just outside the door, peering in the window at, it seemed to me, an unlikely group of women. But it was I who had never been here before. My feet hit the floor and I push open the door and summon that […]

Hot showers, patience and motherhood

Hot showers, patience and motherhood

  I lingered in the shower this morning, mama.   And I did it without sneaking from bed before my children were awake, without hurriedly stepping into just-a-little-too-cold-yet water, without shampooing my hair first, just in case that’s all I could squeeze in. Mama, it wasn’t that long ago that I had to make plans to have […]

Shit I Left in my Twenties

Shit I Left in my Twenties

    After I published the post about “25 Little Things I Know About Myself,” I started to reflect on how I realized those things.  It wasn’t like they just dawned on me one day:  there was a process of finding myself that mostly consisted of stumbling down all the wrong paths and finding not myself first. […]

Find the Career of Your Dreams in 378,490 Steps

Find the Career of Your Dreams in 378,490 Steps

  Google “I hate my job,” “How to write a business plan,” or “How can I make my cubicle feel less like a grey-walled hell,” and pretty soon your Facebook feed will be filled with “How to Get 100,000 Subscribers Overnight!” “Start Your Online Business and Quit Your Job Next Week!” or my personal favourite: […]

What An Ambulance Taught Me About My Purpose

What An Ambulance Taught Me About My Purpose

  My purpose dawned on me one day.   I was walking down the street an ambulance flies past me, blasting its siren in a deafening assault on my attention And my eyes fill with tears.   They always do.  It happens with firetrucks too.   And not because I am flooded with empathy for the […]

Ninja Mama and The Muse

Ninja Mama and The Muse

  I still myself so as to feel the edges of his little body, and where they overlap the edges of mine.   One small leg is slung over my thigh, resting as heavily as a few pounds of soft flesh can. His arm is curved over my breast, holding it in that gesture of […]