Hi, I’m Tara.

What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy, spiritual awakening and whatever I feel like writing. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

Perfect Moment Monday - I'm Cranky, I Have to Find One!

I've been in a funk for about a week (**edit, really it's been at least 2 weeks looking back at my posts) and I'm not sure what it is.  I've become obsessed with checking the AO website to see if any waiting families profiles have been taken off in the hopes that they have had placement and we've moved up the list.  I'm obsessed with having my phone near me all the time in case I get another call.  I'm trying so hard not to call to find out where we are on the list because I know it doesn't matter that much and it's barely been a month since the call and the last update.  The ski season so far has been sub-par and I'm frustrated because it'll be our last season to push hard.  We have the condo to use but find ourselves forcing ourselves to go even when it doesn't snow and we know it'll be crappy.
This weekend we started a second remodel project in our home while feet of snow was being dumped on the mountains.  We chose this weekend because of Pres.idents Day and the crowds at the ski areas, and NOW it decides to snow. (my least favorite ski area but I'm turning into a got almost 17 inches.  Yesterday I decided that driving 2.5 hours for 1.75 hours of skiing was a fantastic idea. 

The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, the snow was good and I challenged myself to take a run that had just opened and was still powder.  A third of the way down the run I panicked because of the steepness, thin base and deep powder.  I was so pissed off at myself for letting this stupid short little run get the best of me that I immediately took the lift back up and...nope, didn't do that run again, you think I'm crazy? - I chose a long bump run I had never done before.  I kicked that run's ass.  A perfectly redeeming moment.

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Perfect Moment Monday - Skiing (what else?)