The Old Has Gone

  On rare occasion I get into the type of mood that can only be described as the "Perfect Storm." I am overly caffeinated and faced with a large chunk of time to myself (which is why this is so rare) , when suddenly it's like all the clutter around me becomes unbearable. All at once, … Continue reading The Old Has Gone

How to Support Someone Who is Hurting

I can be a bit of a handful. I was talking to one of my guy friends from college on the phone a few weeks ago, catching up and swapping stories about life (he told me if he ever makes my blog, he wanted me to use the alternate name "Crosby*" for him. *name has been changed to … Continue reading How to Support Someone Who is Hurting

No Matter Where You Are On Valentine’s Day

Valentine's 2009: Went to Pizza Hut on a double date, saw "He's Just Not that into you" and promptly broke off the relationship the next day (got back together 5 days later) Valentine's 2010: Young and in love- Went to a banquet where no dancing was allowed so we just took pictures   *As I … Continue reading No Matter Where You Are On Valentine’s Day

Heart on My Name Tag

Some people wear their heart on their sleeve. I wear my heart in bold on a name tag. I am certain no one has ever looked at me and said, "I just wonder what she's thinking." They already know. Sometimes I forget the  proper social order of things and announce how I feel before even … Continue reading Heart on My Name Tag

Everything I Had Wrong About Closure

I can't tell you how many times I have opened old wounds for the sake of 'finding closure.'   I'm an over-communicator by nature and an over-talker by choice. Naturally I have this deep need to understand others and be understood by everyone around me. I was born like that, but the fact that I never stop talking … Continue reading Everything I Had Wrong About Closure

Die a Happy Woman: When You’re Waiting For Something You Don’t Have Yet

A few weeks ago,  I was eating lunch at my desk listening to the  hit country song,  "Die a Happy Man" on repeat because  love music is my kryptonite and silence makes me uncomfortable. If you are not familiar with the song, please click here and enjoy the best 4 minutes of your life. Lunch that day … Continue reading Die a Happy Woman: When You’re Waiting For Something You Don’t Have Yet

For everyone trying to lose 10 pounds this New Year: Love yourself first

I have cried over the number on the scale. I've lied about it, too. (Even to treadmills at the gym. It's almost 2016 and machines totally have the ability to judge us). I have Googled the number and stressed over the number, desperately wishing it were different. I've spent most of my life trying to lose … Continue reading For everyone trying to lose 10 pounds this New Year: Love yourself first

Why not following my heart was the best decision I ever made

My locker decorations in junior high had cute little inspirational phrases like "Dream Big" and "Follow Your Heart." I had deep quotes about love and loss etched into my voice-activated Password Journal, and I wrote poems and songs that I would force members of my family to listen to (I was a total tyrant). I … Continue reading Why not following my heart was the best decision I ever made

Tears that mean something

On Thursday night, tears were streaming down my face. I had things to do, but was so caught up in my emotions that nothing else mattered. My phone lay next to me untouched as I cried- I didn't want to communicate with the world. My feelings were real and intense as I let the tears … Continue reading Tears that mean something