Tales from my journey with Kailyn

Chapters In Books On My Bookshelf

I’ve always looked at my life as a series of books sitting on a bookshelf. Mind you, my book shelf is getting dustier and dustier the older I get, but I’ve always thought of my words, actions, and decisions as being collected in multiple books, sitting on a shelf for only me to see.

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When Does The Pain Go Away?

Emotional pain rivals physical pain every day. We’ve all been through a breakup and the pain that ensues. But when does it go away? I wanted to write about this for some time, but couldn’t find the “right” words for a topic like this. It’s easy to write about now that I’m on the “other side”.
If you’re going through something right now, I wanted you to know it gets better. I promise. I hope my thoughts help anyone dealing with this.

Time Anxiety

I’ve been working on this blog for weeks . . . Time Anxiety; the fear that we don’t have enough time to do what we need to do. On a professional level we all feel it on a microscopic level, but as a parent, friend, family member, and human we feel it on a macro level. ⁣

Do I have enough time to teach my kids to be good humans?
Do I have enough time to leave my mark on the world?⁣
Do I have enough time on this earth?⁣

Ben & Andrew


You might wonder why a photo from my wedding is the photo I choose for a blog on memories? The reason is that honestly, despite the marriage not working out, it was still one of the best days of my life (although it’s taken me quite a few years to circle back to this conclusion). Standing in front of my friends and family & being married by my little brother, was one of my fondest memories. And with that explanation. . . here’s my take on some good & some bad memories!

COVID-19 Life Lessons

Life has been so crazy lately, right? Not crazy “busy”, or crazy “fun” . . . but just crazy (or closer to crazy “scary” or crazy “stressful”). Nothing about the way things have been for the past 8 weeks is normal, and for a social extrovert like me, it’s been nothing short of difficult. I thought I’d talk a little about my experiences and a few lessons ‘Rona taught me.


Perspective is something that’s difficult to see/understand because when you’re “in the moment”, it’s difficult to see your life and experience unbiased. It’s something that you often can’t even understand until the situation is long past, or at least long past enough that you can’t do much about it. But understanding has helped me understand …

Christmas 2019

Home Alone (For The Holidays)

It’s been a little while since I last wrote. It’s certainly NOT because I don’t have anything to say. I suppose, I just wanted to wait until I had the right words to write again. The holidays are a great reason to get some down time, relax a bit, and spend time with your family. …

Weddings: Till Death Do Us Part

Tonight I stood up in the wedding between my two friends, Paul & Carla. Despite the way my wedding turned out, I LOVE weddings. Will I ever get married again? Probably not. But, I do love a good wedding. My Wedding Day I’ll gladly go on record saying that my wedding day was one of …

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