Leaving You: I finally came to my senses. This seemed to have come as a surprise, although I have no idea why. After eleven years of dealing with you even Mother Theresa would have been at the end of her rope. Lunch Money: After we split up you thought it was my responsibility to … More Dear Ex-Husband: 10 Reasons Why You Think I Am a Bitch (But, I’m Really Not)
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, 2017. The last Mother’s Day I spent with my mother was May 8, 2011. We spent it being irritated with each other. She was planning a big Memorial Day picnic and she wanted me to invite the guy I’d been seeing for over a year to meet the rest of … More For Mother’s Day: Six Years Later. (Because You Never Know That the Last Time Is the Last Time)
I cannot tell you how many conversations I’ve had with friends about how “lucky” I am to be able to do anything I want, when I want, with who I want. I won’t lie, I like my freedom. I don’t mind kayaking or hiking by myself, vacationing by myself, only answering to myself. Since the … More Yo, Dude!
When you’re not with the right person, relationships can be hard. When they go wrong they can leave a mark and the mark it leaves may not be only on you. My parent’s divorce was messy and fueled by cheating, drugs, and alcohol. My sister and I were pawns in their power struggle. My vision … More Breaking Free
Fitzgerald. Dickinson. Twain. Dostoyevsky. Plath. Hemingway. Writers have tortured souls and these are some of the greats. It’s the force behind a writer sitting down to spew out words on paper. Pain begets literary brilliance. A good story typically follows the twelve steps of the writer’s journey beginning in the ordinary world, calls to adventure, … More I Am.
If you follow me on Pinterest you’ll see a multitude of corny quotes on happiness and positivity (and probably a lot of Star Wars jokes and chocolate red wine cupcake recipes, too). I am one of those people that loves, that NEEDS to have these good, happy, the glass is half full kind of words … More Let the Light In
Dorothy said it best. But what or where or who…..is home? The address that currently shows on your driver’s license? The house or the town that you grew up in? Home. Over the years, I’ve had a few and yet I still find myself searching for it. Home, in my early years were my parents … More There’s No Place Like Home
I’ve never been one to make the best decisions, except for when it came to my kids. For them, the tough decisions came easy because I knew what was at stake: their future. For a long time I was never able to see my future or even contemplate that there was one for me, outside … More Fear, Choices, & Dawson’s Creek
Lightening things up a little because, well….things have been a little heavy lately. I was walking down the hallway the other day when someone jokingly told me that my outfit clashed. It might have had something to do with my plaid coat and flowery dress. I looked down at my outfit. I laughed. I wish … More To Whom I May Have Offended….. #sorrynotsorry
On March 12 it will be six months since my first blog post. In September I had just started a new job after losing what I thought was the perfect job for me. I was working hard at surviving and just barely keeping my head above water after two months of feeling angry, lost, and … More The Monumental Impact of Perspective