I believe that we share more common experiences than we think. I believe we all, at some point, have said to ourselves: Am I the Only One? As often as I fall victim to that mindset, I ultimately believe we are not the only one.

I write to find the other only ones. To identify those common experiences and for others to read these words and think, “I’m not the only one!” I write because every day a small scar on my first child’s face reminds me to fully live my days here despite my fears.

In a connected world, with pictures of our high moments on display and our low moments kept private, I try to provide an honest balance of both the highs and the lows and all the moments in between. I do it by sharing thoughts, joys, struggles, wins and losses. Even when it is hard and uncomfortable to be honest and I may be judged.

Someone once gave me the advice that a blog should be focused. To choose one topic and go all in. But I’m not one-dimensional and I’m guessing you aren’t either.

I am a…Mom. Wife. Attorney. Runner. Cook. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Reader. Writer. Consumer. And Giver. I struggle with how to order these labels. The reality is that they are all always present and part of me. One may be stronger than others at moments. At the end of the day, when the labels meld together and one is indistinguishable from the other, my father’s frequently repeated words and advice come to mind: Just be Libby.

Hoping you identify with and find common experiences as I wander down (my)Rabbit Trails.





5 thoughts on “About

  1. Lisa Ennis says:

    Hi, Libby! I stumbled on your blog through “People You Might Know” on Facebook. I have loved everything I’ve read so far. You really have a knack for writing.


  2. Kelly Stariha says:

    Hi, Libby! I met your mother at the salon the other day. We had a lovely conversation and she introduced me to your blog. I’m so glad she did. I, too, believe we all have more in common than most of us think. Are you familiar with Brene Brown’s work?? Daring Greatly? I think the lack of willingness to be vulnerable greatly contributes to the lack of awareness in this regard. (That’s a lot of “lacks”! I am NOT a writer. Lol) Anyways, I enjoyed your blog! -Kelly Stariha, Only One 🙂


    • Libby Vish Carl says:

      Hi Kelly! She told me how much she enjoyed meeting you and shared your TMM rec. I plowed through it this weekend and can’t wait to get up tomorrow am and start! I will add Daring Greatly to my list too.The TMM rec could NOT have come at a better time for me. I told my mom things sometimes chance encounters aren’t just chance encounters. She said, you said the same. Thanks for reaching out and for sharing, Libby


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