Untold Stories About Us

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you." -Maya Angelou


  There is this trend on the internet and social media now that I find to be especially terrifying.   I started noticing how much anxiety it caused me, because it started pushing my “run and hide” buttons last fall.   Incidentally, I have found that this same exact issue trending with equal force among the nefarious world of motherhood/parenthood that my husband and I are ever so cautiously dipping our toes...

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My Latest Untold Stories…

My Latest Untold Stories…


Posted By on Jan 29, 2016

  Just say what you want to say, then, and say it with all your heart. Share whatever you are driven to share. If it is authentic enough, believe me–it will feel original. ~ Liz Gilbert   Dear Readers, I know that I have long been absent here on the blog, with little to nothing said about why or what has been going on.   Life has taken a turn down a new road for me, and with that turn came an insanely busy season...

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Townhall: A Belated Post from DC!

Townhall: A Belated Post from DC!


Posted By on Oct 26, 2015

Dear Readers…   I apologize for the week late Townhall. This past week swept me up in a whirlwind of work, thesis deadlines, and a fun little getaway weekend to Washington DC. I am actually posting this today from the airport while traveling home. The Potomac river in the picture above is nearby to the Air Force Memorial and the Pentagon, where I had the privilege of running in the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon 10K this...

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  Hello Readers,   Here are the long over due voices I found for you to start this month out with. To be honest, between a full work schedule through the weekend and wrestling with a tragic loss that My Air Force family suffered late last week I have really struggled to come up with words. I am still struggling.   It has been a hell of a week for sure, both for my military community and so many others. From the recent...

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The Townhall: On Being Grateful

The Townhall: On Being Grateful


Posted By on Sep 21, 2015

Hello Readers,   I see hints of fall coming everywhere and I am eagerly awaiting it to be here to stay. I can taste it in the air. I can feel it in the cooler breezes. And even when it is still that ever so warm indian summer of Oklahoma, I am wishing fall to come anyways by wearing all my favorite fall attire, pulling out my favorite fall recipes, and yes ordering the beloved pumpkin spice latte. Which, I must be growing old,...

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Dear Readers, I am so excited to get to share this post with you all today. I have been holding on to it now for a while. I was approached earlier this year by an online publication to consider submitting a new piece after they came across my earlier series More than My Roles. This post is the piece I submitted. It did not end up being published, but I learned so much through the process of writing it and was very grateful for the...

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The Townhall

The Townhall


Posted By on Sep 6, 2015

Hello Readers,   I have lots of great finds for you this week! I hope this holiday weekend finds you all well and enjoying some time with family, friends, and loved ones. I know I have been.     This week’s voices and stories are brave, challenging, inspiring, and deep. Each one brings something to the table. I hope you find a treasure among them.   Words Worth Reading   To Separate Our Dreams from...

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Hello Readers,   Earlier this week I shared with you how I wanted to branch into writing about my experiences as a military spouse.   So with that in mind, today I want to write to my fellow military spouses—my friends and kindred spirits scattered across the globe—and share with you all just a few things I’ve learned along the way.   1. Being a military spouse will give you the choice to show up to life or check out....

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The Townhall’s Future

The Townhall’s Future


Posted By on Aug 23, 2015

Hello Readers,     Welcome back to the Townhall Post!   There are going to be some changes going forward, but I have put a lot of time and thought into what the Townhall post should look like from now on and am excited to share them with you.   The purpose of the Townhall was to create a post where I could share voices and stories I come across throughout my week.   I wrote in the beginning that my vision for...

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  Hello Readers,   I am sorry my writing over the past couple of months has been so sporadic. I had every intention of starting a new series of posting and revamping the Townhall posts the first week of August, and then life happened.   I started writing this blog, because I wanted to challenge myself to start sharing my untold stories and to create a space where others could do the same.   For a long time now, for...

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