I have to be honest with you, for the past few months, I haven’t had a good answer for this question.  As a result, I haven’t written anything for quite awhile.  So much of my blogging has centered around my goals of running a marathon, and maintaining balance in my life.  After Hurricane Sandy, and my resignation from the (eventually cancelled) NYC Marathon, I didn’t want to run for awhile.  I got back in the swing of running, albeit with a very different attitude, but I never got back into blogging.

Lately, I’ve wanted to blog. Maybe it’s the impulse of a new year; perhaps it’s just that my lazy mind has gotten restless, but here we are!  It appears, I still have something to say.

I blog because I have the benefit of being surrounded by amazing people and incredible experiences that I want to share with others.  I’m exposed to some serious knowledge, by no virtue of my own, and I feel obligated to pass it along.  But let’s be real, the majority of info that finds it’s way onto this blog is in no way inspired.  I’m a total goober, and I think, do and say, really goofy things.  I make mistakes, I do things that are far from cool and graceful, and I work my butt off just trying to get by.  I think that’s what we all need to see.

I feel inundated with images and messages of and about perfect women and flawless humans.  Maybe I’m projecting, but I think you might feel that way too.  So, I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason I blog is to litter the interwebs with the best intentioned misadventures of someone who is desperately normal.  I’m blogging about doing my best, and I hope that makes you feel better about your best.

Gratefully yours,


The answer is yes, I have always been this cool.

About the Author Aubrie Fennecken

Aubrie Fennecken is the Chief Alchemist at Opportunity Kitchen | work + wellness strategist | nonprofit fundraising expert | providing productivity and self-care support for mission-driven humans


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