It’s Not Me, It’s You

Or, that time my best friend broke up with me. Photo Credit At 30-something, it had become difficult to make new friends. Or rather, it had become difficult to forge meaningful and lasting friendships. I had a job that required a change of scenery every two years and by change of scenery, I mean a... Continue Reading →

10 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self

I don't think mom knew it was picture day. Still, I continue to sport a very similar hairdo. WFH much? Dear Younger Me, I don't know how much time we have together so I'm going to make this quick. I've watched you from afar. I've noticed the mistakes you've made, the heartbreak you've endured and... Continue Reading →

Look Ma! No Boundaries!

Nothing says, "Go start a YouTube Channel," like having 48 followers on your blog! Am I right? I mean, I might as well take another gut punch right to my confidence and bear my soul EVEN MORE PUBLICLY just so I can spend hours putting together content only to obsessively refresh my various accounts to... Continue Reading →

SAAM I Am

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). And now you understand my title 'typo'. When we live in a world where we don't feel obligated to write about these topics, I will finally be able to rest easy. Until then, it is a worthy cross to bear. Today I made a connection on LinkedIn. I've... Continue Reading →

The Skinny

You might want to sit down for this one. It was two days before I was scheduled to depart for my dream job. I was having the time of life, celebrating the fact that I had traded in my Eddie Bauer Assistant Regional Manager name tag for a sharp skirt suit that I'd wear while... Continue Reading →

The Waiting Room

It was September of 2017 so you'll forgive me if there are large gaps in my memory - I can barely remember if I've had one or five cups of coffee (it was five. it was definitely five.) in the morning and now we're talking about something that happened almost four years ago. There are... Continue Reading →

Death and Exotic Dancing

I bet you're wondering where this is going. I bet it's also not at all headed in the direction you think. He told me he wished I had died. In a fury of text messages after telling him there was no possible way he could actually be in love with me - that it was... Continue Reading →

Gaslighting

AKA "Don't be so sensitive" - "You're being dramatic" - "Stop blowing it out of proportion" SIGNS, SYMPTOMS SOLUTIONS, SURVIVING AND MOVING ON! Photo 199222469 © Svetlanaguban Dr. Google defines gaslighting as a verb meaning, "..to manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity." I had to look this up. Have I heard... Continue Reading →

What’s Fair?

Moving forward when it seems like the bad guy won. To throw a pity party or march forward into this world of opportunity? Sometimes it feels almost gluttonous to ruminate over days gone by, circumstances out of your current control, situations and actions you can't undo....people you can't (and never could) control. Other times, it... Continue Reading →

Hiatus? More like vanished!

Insert excuses here. I left a little extra space there because my excuses are vast but honestly, my lack of blogging all boils down to a choice. How's it go again? "I don't have time" is just another way of saying it's not a priority. Has a lot happened in the last several months? You... Continue Reading →

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