Lessons Learned…from Orthodontia?

I have been waiting to write this post for so long. I had braces for three years and a quarter. (Actually it was three years, three months and twenty-four days, but who’s counting, right?) And although I didn’t have the herpst or expanders (the one thing about my mouth that wasn’t totally messed up was my jaw), I had three oral surgeries and Continue reading


The Space Needle, the Basilisk and Losing an Eye

Controlling fear is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do.

The other night I went to the Space Needle for dinner for my friend’s birthday. One of my other friends who was invited decided not to go. For those of you who don’t know, that’s not something you decide to turn down. The restaurant in the Space Needle is 500 feet above the ground, spins 360 degrees as you eat, giving you an amazing view of the city, and is fancy.

The Needle is the oddly shaped one.

The Needle is the oddly shaped one.

But our friend didn’t want to go. When I asked her over text why not, she said it was because she was too afraid. Of what? Well, I got a whole list. Some of the items included heights, elevators, small spaces, public bathrooms and restaurants. Seriously? Restaurants? Anyway, I kind of thought she was joking. That she was just complaining but was still going to do it. Continue reading