Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chill and The Mixed Experience Podcast

Last Monday, I joined the lovely New York Times best-selling author, Heidi Durrow, as a guest on her podcast, The Mixed Experience.

She invited me to talk about my involvement in the Mixed community and share more about the egg freezing, movie-making journey that is Chill.

Click here to listen to the episode.  You can subscribe to the podcast for free on iTunes.

I'm also excited to let you know that I will be joining Heidi on some future episodes as a co-host! Stay tuned for more info.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Just Call Me Lefty

A month ago, during my weekly softball game, I broke my hand. My right hand. Like the hand I use to sign checks, flip pancakes, brush my teeth and style my afro.

For those who don't  know me that well, I'm a list maker. When I have stuff to do, it goes on the list.  When it's done, I happily cross it off the list. Sometimes I even complete a task then write it on my list just so I can cross it off.

After surgery, I seriously struggled with being left handed.  I wanted to operate like normal, which was impossible so I spent the majority of my time frustrated.  I was in pain, unable to cross stuff off my list and it was maddening.

After trying and failing to open a bag of Sun Chips one-handed, I threw myself face down on the couch and screamed into a pillow. Yes, like a three year old.  I know, it's just a stupid bag of chips, but that day it was the twentieth thing I attempted and couldn't do. For crying out loud, I just wanted to eat those chips!