OMG…I missed my doctor’s appointment!

Photo by Jazmin Quaynor on Unsplash

Big deal. Happens to all of us, right?

Hmmm…well, it seems to happen to more of us than others.

I screwed up and didn’t record it on our family calendar, create an Outlook event, nor use a handy dandy post-it.

But, I’m not sure those…

--

--

Midwestern weather teaches you to be flexible and grateful.

American Robin’s nest with four bright blue eggs nestled in a bush with pink flowers.
Author’s Photo

You can don a fleece hoodie at 8 a.m. and need to shed it for a tank top by noon.

You learn to keep gloves and sunscreen in your car at all times…you could need both in the same day.

Like…

--

--

These pink shoes haunt me.

Pink Jefferson Native shoes, slip ons with white bottom sole.
The shoes my son wanted

My 5-year-old son loved all things pink.

He loved Skye, the pink-clad girl dog, from Paw Patrol. He slept with a pink plush tiger and Jigglypuff remains his favorite Pokémon.

My husband and I had always encouraged his individuality. Then, he started Kindergarten.

My son…

--

--

It took me two years to find my niche.

Close up of bronze skeleton key with manila-colored background
Photo by Tom Joseph on Unsplash

Until recently, fear kept me from pursuing writing as a career or side gig.

Then it all changed.

One day I came across a blog about Medium and decided to give it a try.

Later, I joined a phenomenal writers’ group

--

--

Adrienne Parkhurst

Adrienne Parkhurst

Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.