You know that feeling when you’ve been away for several days, even weeks, and you are finally home and all your crap is put away, and you finally sit down on your couch and you just breathe?
That is how I feel sitting here in front of my computer right now at this moment.
It has been weeks, months really, since I last sat down and just wrote anything without thinking. Life has become so bogged down and complicated that it was just easier for me to let the feelings inside of me sit and stew than it was for me to pour out the words that were inside of me dying to come out. And honestly, if it wasn’t for writing this piece for this article, it may have not happened for a long time to come. Continue reading →
Can I be real? I mean really REALLY real. I’m talking about the you may find out way more about me then you truly want to know kind of real.
Today I woke up and I did something millions of us do each and every morning, I jumped on Facebook to see what was going on in the world.
Come on, you know you do it to. Gone are the days of CNN, Headline News, Fox, or MSNBC. Now if I want to know what is truly going on in my town or beyond, I simply log on to social media. Where else am I going to know what you ate for dinner last evening, how many miles you ran, or the latest model car your husband bought you? Where else can I hear how incredibly disastrous our President is, what professional athlete or celebrity is currently offended, or how whatever product you are selling is going to change my life? Continue reading →
I am such a screw up. I am fat. I am lazy. I am ugly. I am worthless.
The past few weeks, I have struggled with just this thing. While I have accomplished some amazingly wonderful feats, the past few weeks I have felt so unworthy, unloved, and unappreciated. Continue reading →
Albert Einstein once wrote, “There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people’s books and write your own.”
We love seeking advice from folks. Especially if they have tackled something we haven’t yet.
“How was the new restaurant in town?” “Is that new Tom Cruise movie worth seeing” “What are your thoughts on the new Oreo flavor?”
We listen. We read. And we Ruminate over the responses we receive. Then ultimately, we base our own opinions off the opinions of others. We fail to experience for ourselves what is truly out there. Continue reading →
This was the question thrown at me today at lunch when someone found out I was a 42 year old single woman. When I told them I had never been married and didn’t have any prospects, they reacted as though I had just told them I ate small children for breakfast. Continue reading →
Have you ever been so inspired and moved by something, that it simply leaks from every fiber of your being? You have been so changed and touched, that you just have to share?
A year ago, I embarked on a journey that has forever changed me. Looking back, I don’t even recognize the me from a year ago. As a writer, words are my lifeline. Sometimes writing is the only way I can adequately express myself. Continue reading →
If you and I are together in a terrifying situation, chances are you are going to sacrifice me so that you can survive. That is just how annoying I can be.
Being dramatic by nature, I tend to overreact to EVERYTHING. Once when my sister passed out during the benediction of our church service, I instantly started screaming, “HELP! SHE IS DYING!” Of course my sister was not dying, and my mother, who is the calmest person on the planet, was horrified by the attention we received. Continue reading →