There is actually plenty of room for fear- on the bike, off the bike, and nearly everywhere- but you’re better off ignoring it (except for those times when you get lost and/or nearly die).
Standing just five feet tall and consistently picked last in gym class as a kid, what Pam Moore lacks in height and natural athleticism, she makes up for in heart and drive.
Pam moved halfway across the country (after giving away many possessions), found a job (it didn’t last), completed two ironman triathlons (and lived), dated (searching for the proverbial Jewish doctor), met her WASP husband (at a bar), settled down (bought a house), and had two children (at home).
And wrote about it all.
With foreword by Joelle Wisler of Running From Mountain Lions, this collection of personal essays and reflections covers the ups and downs of life, the joys and fears of parenting, and how hard it is to have bangs (it really is).
From the book
“About a year ago, in the spirit of trust and collaboration, in a zombielike rosemary-mint-shampoo induced trance, I told my hairdresser she could do whatever she wanted. I ended up with bangs for the first time since 1991. And you know what? They were cute! They were fun! They totally went with my face and my new chin length hair. WHY HAD I BEEN AVOIDING BANGS SINCE THE SEVENTH GRADE!?!
No sooner had I experienced the thrill of lathering my newly shortened locks and the first post-shower shake of my new hair when I realized all of the ramifications of my new coif…“
Praise for There’s No Room For Fear in a Burley Trailer
“Pam’s writing flows fast and funny from the page, yet her voice possesses an introspection and poignancy that makes you want to linger over every essay. She’s a champion of motherhood stories, with an honest, humble, and hilarious approach, be it with directing and producing LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: BOULDER for three years, or her delightful, relatable writing.”
-Ann Imig, founder and editor of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER
Pam Moore is a writer who lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, two daughters, and three backyard chickens. She dreams of checking off every item on her To-Do list and qualifying for the Boston Marathon. She has been blogging at Whatevs… about fitness, parenting, and the craziness that is her life since 2007. Her work has been featured on websites including Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Mamalode, BonBon Break, and In The Powder Room. Two of her flash fiction pieces were short listed in the Mash Stories competition. She also contributes to Colorado Runner Magazine and had an essay published in the The HerStories Project anthology.