This is a blog including — but not limited to — a love of writing, the outdoors, and three Grissom men.

Three years ago, I set a writing schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 5:30-7:30 a.m. I love the early morning. My plan was to submit my best work from grad school to journals, make edits to stories and essays based on feedback I’d received from classmates, and then after that, write new things. Man, I had no idea how much free time I had back then!

I got into a stride, and then I found out we were expecting. Thus began total exhaustion, and thus ended The Writing Schedule. Lincoln was born on September 24, 2012. He is the stuff poems are made of. I can’t complain!

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On July 10, 2014, Lincoln’s brother Hyatt was born. If we weren’t on our toes before, we sure are now. Maybe when our boys are out of the house I’ll get back on that writing schedule.

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On June 23, 2016 a kind doctor told me I had Stage 1 breast cancer. So, lately I’ve been writing about that a lot. Amazingly, the diagnosis and treatment journey has brought more joy than heartache. You wouldn’t believe the compassion I’ve been shown.

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God is big, people. Thanks for reading my Rockville diaries.