While I had been able to be around a few friends and family along the way, the majority of the time I was alone. I relied on my ability to push through the pain, the mental anguish, and come out on the other side intact and on a physical adrenaline high but mentally and emotionally drained. So when I finally met with my group outside of Senator Tammy Duckworth’s office I was emotionally overloaded. Continue reading 2017 Advocacy Day
Once I got home from my bike ride to D.C. I crashed, not literally, but mentally and physically. My friends and family all wanted to know how it went and kept asking me to tell them all about it, but the thing is I wasn’t sure I had anything to share. Continue reading I Think I Am Ready To Talk
If you don’t already know, Kiersten Mae Day is a pen name.
Gasp. I know.
While I had been toying with the idea for a few months, my bike ride to D.C. was the first time I actually called myself Kiersten out loud. And if it’s so weird, why continue calling myself a name that is not legally mine?
Because I have to. Continue reading Kiersten, An Alter Ego
For the past year, I have heard repeatedly about how this years race was going to be different, that there were going to be medals coming home this year. Last year’s roll, was heartbreaking for one and was resented by another of my sweet girls. Sisu is the word that comes to my mind when I think about this race for my girls. Two weeks before … Continue reading Unfinished Business
Battling infertility has caused me to question my role as a woman, the origin of those life goals and truly debate what I wanted out of life, and has caused Danny and me to re-evaluate our own families future. Continue reading Is Today Going To Be The Day?