A Year and Some Change

Today was a great day. I purposely eliminated everything from my schedule. I needed a day open. A day free of obligations. No social events, no phone calls or emails, no tasks that required doing - just me, myself, and I. Only, I haven't been alone. A few minutes ago, I watched Vince Gill and... Continue Reading →

The Gifts That Don’t Keep Giving

Let me tell you something I've learned. He may buy you really great presents but is he giving you the gift of speaking your language? Yeah folks. I am talking about the ol' love languages. This is not specifically about the book or the concept but it did just occur to me that what I... Continue Reading →

Helped People, Help People

We've all heard the phrase, "Hurt people, hurt people." It's true and I've been on both sides of that proverbial coin. I'm sure we all have. I have a soft spot for the broken, the hurting, the marginalized...the underdog. And I guess that's because I can identify on some level. ...that time I took "underdog"... Continue Reading →

A Dog’s Love

Y'all, I am not sure if I can get through this one but I am gonna try. Every so often, I'll get a photo from my ex of my dog, Cassie. She's 12 now and, by the looks of it, doing pretty great. Does it break my heart to get these rare insights into Cassie's... Continue Reading →

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 →

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