Jenny Wright



Drive and Let Drive

Drive and Let Drive

The Kids and I went on an unexpected road trip to Florida last weekend. I don’t mean to be vague. We went to my grandmother’s funeral. She lived a good 89 years, so it wasn’t an especially sad affair, but of course she will be missed. Back to that road trip. We spent a good […]

It’s August Already?

It’s August Already?

I’m coming to you in advance, asking for forgiveness. I’ve got back to school brain. I haven’t been officially diagnosed, and it’s a manageable case, but I’m suffering nonetheless. Everyone else is, too. My brain seems to be locked in a semi-constant state of chaos. My brain is only operating in brief, list-like thoughts. I […]

Ahhhh… the College Years

Ahhhh… the College Years

Nineteen years ago, I was packing for college. Nineteen years ago, I knew so much more than I know now. With each passing year, I’m happier to admit that I am, in fact, clueless. Academic advisors in Athens were plentiful, but no one ever told me this stuff. Maybe I just didn’t hear them. Ramen […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. I did jinx myself last week. Everything was still great in Augusta, but when we left Chicago, there were cancellations, oversold flights and a 24-hour delay. At the time, it seemed stressful, but if that’s the worst thing that happens all summer, I’ll consider us pretty fortunate. 2. Hey, US Airways? If you don’t […]

It’s Just an Airport

It’s Just an Airport

Last Saturday, I woke up at 6:59. In the morning. On the weekend. Our kids are great sleepers, so I can’t remember the last time I had to get up that early on a Saturday. Most of you are telling me this isn’t that bad. It was. We had a 7 a.m. flight. I hopped […]

Be Kind. Rewind.

Be Kind. Rewind.

My kids are always telling me I’m not old. I tend to agree with them. I’m only 37. While that might’ve seemed ancient to 20-year-old me, it’s just a number now. It’s a little strange to think about the years past since, say, high school. It can’t possibly have been almost 20 years. It doesn’t […]

Please Don’t Break the Ice

Please Don’t Break the Ice

Tell something unusual or memorable about yourself. What’s your favorite color? If you were stranded on an island with just one thing, what would it be? Would you rather drink sour milk or eat rancid meat? Ice breakers. I think the only people who like them are seminar coordinators and orientation leaders, and that’s only […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. Every year I say it, and every year I mean it: how are we already in July? Summer break is halfway over. Summer break isn’t long enough. 2. We’ve been as lazy as promised. Lazy has such a negative connotation. I prefer “relaxed.” 3. Like soccer (futbol) or not, having an American team do […]

Maybe I Should Get a Whistle

Maybe I Should Get a Whistle

I have a new job. I’ve had temporary summer employment in such a position before, but it’s as if I’ve earned an undesired, surprise promotion without pay. The hours are unpredictable and, so far, it seems vacation is scarce and unpaid. I have no formal training, and there don’t appear to be any continuing ed […]

Road Rage

Road Rage

In a week’s time, I’ve been a victim of road rage twice. Victim is probably a little strong. Some people yelled at me while I was in a car. Two times. I’ll be the first to get annoyed if someone doesn’t use their blinker. It’s such a habit for me, I’ll turn in on going […]