Mid-sprint in the last 200 meters of the Baltimore Marathon, 10/9

It was hard.

This is not a Michael Scott joke, this is my response to the so many times in the last two weeks I’ve been asked, How was the marathon?

On October 9th, I ran in the Baltimore Running Festival for the first time. My third marathon, but first…

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Hello, Medium. It has been a long, long time.

Today my to do list was small but daunting: say goodbye.

I had been in my role for six months, been at my organization for two and a half years. I had every intention of staying for three, of Making It…

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A thing I have learned: I find it much harder to write with vulnerability when I am in a strong, stable, committed relationship with another human being.

When we first started dating, I remember him telling me he read a lot of this blog. He referenced it in a few…

Grabbed this from NPR.

I know I’m just launching straight in like a cannonball right now, but the very first thing that I must say about this book is that, as much as I can say this as a cis woman, the trans visibility in this book is so important and well done. It’s…

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City had been a book I wanted to get to for, apparently, four years. When it first came out there was tons of hype, and I heard from multiple places that “it’s sooo good.” …

A bit of the cover, found on google.

If the title didn’t, the first page of this book instantly made me want to listen to this as an audiobook rather than read it. The narrator is a 14-year-old girl, Adunni. She shares her experience beginning in her rural childhood home where her father forces her to become the…

by Alfons Morales

The first therapist I saw more than one time wasn’t my favorite, but I was desperate. The breakup I was enduring was an identity crisis in breakup’s clothing and I was too ashamed to keep pushing the patience and love of my friends. It was time for a professional.

I…

Truthfully, it might be the 11th, but I have a hard time doing math with time. She died ten years ago as of September. So this September is the 11th year. Does that mean this was my 10th or 11th Mother’s Day without her alive?

I don’t care. It’s been…

Caroline Lampinen

Mostly the opposite of having my shit together. IG @okaycaroline

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