Posts written by Lia Fetterhoff

Embracing a slower rhythm

In the past, I’ve been moving to the beat of a really energetic song, the type people work out to to get them pumped up for the adventure of their lives.

Lately though, my rhythm is more of a lullaby, and I just want to curl up with a good book or zone out in front of a TV.

It’s been tough to accept that I need to relax for the health of myself and my baby. I feel guilty for not being able to step up, instead having to step aside and ask for help. Admitting that I can’t do as much as I used to is a tough pill to swallow.

Thoughts like these run through my head: Will this be permanent? How long until I’m back up to my old rhythm, when I’m sharp and energetic again? Is it just lack of sleep and anxiety, or is this shift something that I’ll be living with forever moving forward? Read More

Coping with guilt

Life is brief and very fragile, and only loaned to us for a while. -Flavia

Today one of my lovebirds, Pitaya (aka Dragonfruit), passed away.

I’m not distraught by it, just sad, a little guilty, and wondering if I should feel any more or any less for it.

I grew up with many birds in my life, from pigeons and doves, to chickens and canaries, to parakeets. I volunteered at the SPCA and fed baby crows and blackbirds with syringes and mealworms. I learned early on about life and death, that with time they would be taken from my life.

So, when my husband found my lovebird at the bottom of the cage this morning, instead of simply mourning I reminisced of all the birds I’ve lost before. Read More

Snapshot in time: 30 weeks pregnant

Last week I was driving home from work, thinking about interactions with others that day. At 30 weeks pregnant, it’s hard to not have the upcoming adventure ahead be a constant topic of conversation! As I pulled into the parking lot, I wanted to capture this snapshot in time. It being my first pregnancy and just on the brink of starting this new adventure, here are some of the thoughts that run through my mind.

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