protect and serve

One day, a small town farm girl from Minnesota, mother of a small baby and three year old, a woman with a demanding job, was told that her husband had quit his job as a successful property manager to pursue dreams of becoming a police officer. Up and quit. She was told he would paint houses while…

things I’ve learned abroad – part 1: miracles do happen

You’re probably wondering why my first blog post from my European adventure features me sitting on the ground of the Athens airport, obviously unshowered, waiting for Italian airlines to open their check in desk.  Well, because I just experienced a freaking miracle. So it all started on Monday, May 22nd. But let’s fast forward about…

pig, or cow

There will come a point in your life, or a few points in your life, where you will be given two choices. Stay, or go. Work for it, or walk away. Jump, or don’t jump. Either choice is a good choice, both will make you happy, but whichever you choose will lead you down a completely…

swimmer, swammer, swimmer

There’s so much I want to say in this post, so many emotions and thoughts battling for my own mind’s attention that I don’t really know how to convey it to you, my reader, with out you getting lost in the depths of it all. Many athletes, especially injured athletes, will understand what I’m talking…

they, the wholehearted

I recently watched a TED Talk and it might have been the best one I have ever seen. And if you think I’m overexaggerating, I looked it up and, this TED Talk is one of the top five most viewed Talks in the world. Brené Brown is a researcher and storyteller. She has dedicated the…

thanks for the ink

If I am being honest with you, reader, I have been dealing with something I haven’t been able to put into words. Until this afternoon, I hadn’t been able to get the words to roll off my tongue, or through my fingers onto my computer screen. I am afraid of death. Death is something I have…

yes, that is, in fact, me

If you watched Fox News or The O’Reilly Factor Monday night, or if you have gone onto Total Frat Move’s website recently, you more than likely saw my face. Carmen Vajgrt. I was interviewed last week by Jesse Watters, a reporter for Fox News, for his segment Watters World, which airs during Bill O’Reilly’s show. At…

have we forgotten

A while back, I wrote about the beauty of free speech. It is something that we, as Americans, take advantage of every day. And if you have read any of my posts, I have never shied away from the fact that my faith is very important to me. My views on life and on those…

my attempt to novel: Chapter 1 Part 1

Growing up, she never doubted herself. Choices came and went without hesitation and decisions came naturally to her. When that all changed was uncertain, but what was certain was that the strong and confident girl had since been buried under a heavy pile of desperate attempts to grasp on to any control she hadn’t lost…

the mother in a woman

I was about 16 and understood nothing that came out of my mom’s mouth. It was all unreasonable and biased and unfair. She wouldn’t let me go to a bonfire with my boyfriend at the time and I yelled at her and had so much anger towards her for it. I don’t remember exactly what…

let go

I have sat at my computer for the past month unable to put into words the emotions that run rampant through my heart and mind. I have been frustrated and angry and I didn’t know if it was because I was unsure whether or not my diary (audience of about 1,000) deserved to hear from that side of…

slates and dreams

It is important that we strive to reach our full potential in life. It’s important that we form dreams and we chase them with all of our hearts. It is important that we go through this life with the intention to make it out with the shortest list of regrets as possible. And although few…