déjà vu

(Editor's Note: This post was originally composed on Monday, December 19. Writing had to be postponed* which accounts for any confusion as I refer to "today" as "Monday" when it is, now, Tuesday. Many thanks!) Today, I had a massive case of déjà vu, and not necessarily for the best reasons. I am really fascinated by the concept of ...

Stop

So, a girl walked into a bar... Just kidding. Well, I am not kidding, but, I'll get back to that. *** I just had a first.  For the first time since I started this blog, which was approximately 2,745 days ago, I stopped, mid-post, and said, to myself, "What are you doing? Why are you writing about this? This is not giving you ...

Forgive me

Dear Friends, Will you forgive me? Every single day for the past week I have picked up my computer, opened it up with the intention to write... and then stopped. Every single day. I do not know what is getting in my way. I have so much to share; perhaps that weight feels crushing. Last week, I published this, as that was ...

Never

I wrote the following post exactly one year ago (April, 2015) with the intention of having it be a freelance piece for another site and then life happened and...I just didn't. So, though some of the subject matter may no longer be relevant--in terms of social media--my message stays the same. I am publishing this ...

Guilt.

I have to admit something to you. I have tremendous guilt; I would describe this feeling of guilt a a combination of pressure that I put on myself and a feeling of failure. I have a lot going on in my personal life. I am helping to build a most awesome community. I am trying desperately to find ...

Baby it’s Cold Outside.

This past week has been a blur of sick days. Today is another one (more on that, later.) I am endlessly grateful that it has just been some lingering respiratory things and maybe a touch of the stomach flu, as it is almost the one year anniversary of our week in the hospital with a sick 2 month ...

Full Skirt/Full Circle

This is the true story of two strangers talking over the door of a little dressing room in a big department store on the road to finding out what happens when friends become family. *** 13 years ago, I was obsessed with MTV's The Real World, the voyeuristic sensation that allowed viewers to fall in love (or in hate) with real ...

The truth is,

as I said yesterday, the days are still hard. I go to sleep very early every night in order to try to feel rested and to give my brain time to heal. But I dread it. I dread going to sleep because then it will be tomorrow, and tomorrow means my husband leaves and tomorrow means I'm ...

The hardest post I’ve ever written.

Since having my second child my world has changed in more ways than I could have imagined. As our triangle turned into a square (quite seamlessly in many ways, I should say), I have experienced love and joy that I had not yet known. And one positive thing that I have done has been starting 511, ...