7 Life Lessons from 2017

If 2017 was a drinking game a lot of us would be beyond drunk. As an optimist I’m obligated to find the bright spots and the moments of celebration from 2017. Last year I made a list of things not to bring into 2017. This year I took a different approach and hope to bring…

Let’s Cancel Cuffing Season

I am in no way proposing such a thing because I’m single. After my last (almost decade long on/off) relationship I’ve been happily dating myself (it’s less stressful by far). Back when that relationship started, unlimited texting was expensive and selfies weren’t even selfies yet. Talking was pretty much the only thing we used phones…

Generation Swipe – #amwriting

Be interested But not too interested You’ll scare him off. You don’t want him to know you like him but you do Like him Make him wait but not too long He’ll move on. He’ll lose interest and think you’re crazy Be laid back, but don’t cake your face on but don’t be too chill,…

& Seven Daze

Some relationships just end on a cold Monday for no reason at all and some come to a screeching halt because one person took the other for granted and didn’t recognize the other’s worth. Sometimes you’re both silently sitting in the living room on a Saturday blindsided by the notion that it ended eons ago…

& Metaphorically Speaking III

Like a knot in your favorite pair of headphones I’m a mess Just trying to get him out of my system It’s like you meet someone You plan forevers and kids and then it ends Sometimes forever is tomorrow It’s like after him you’re dating placeholders because you’re holding on to hope That after years…

& How I Met Your Mother

My first serious relationship went on and off for a few years shy of a decade. We were the definition of “It’s complicated” before it was a relationship title. But we also came from the generation where at one point text messaging was costly and calls had to happen after seven. Technology wise it was…

& Okay Ever After

I wonder if Snow White is okay right now? Did she grow tired of cleaning up after Prince Charming?  His charm is probably long gone by now. Has she gone mad from having seven one dimensional men as her only friends? I’m a hopeless romantic but sometimes I think she should’ve just ate  the apple for peace…

& Metaphorically Speaking II

Your love constantly pulled at my heart strings creating an array of knots that took me years to untangle. How did we get so intertwined… Your love was like constantly trying to swim upstream without a paddle with a block anchored to my foot exerting all the energy in the world yet getting nowhere Why did I…

& 11:11

It’s 11:11 and instead of making wishes I’m up smiling thinking about the art that’s gonna be bomb when I’m done processing the hurt you put me through …again. I thought we were done with the back and forth the junior high games… Why can’t you make up your mind Why are you so freakin’…

& Tinder, Love and Comedy

Today I deleted Tinder for the third time in the last whirlwind of a year. Tinder was an experiment and a lazy effort to put myself out there to explore what else the world had to offer while I was taking a break from my junior high sweetheart. An article in Cosmo intrigued me about…

& I Finally Found Out How to Move My Blog

& I finally discovered how to move my blog I loved my little family at Xanga and now everyone’s all everywhere because Xanga did something (I don’t quite know what it is they did.) So I decided to move my blog here. I’m actually going to need this more than anything right now.  Writing keeps…

& I Was Supposed to Blog Today but life happened.

I spent most of today playing with my little munchkins and by munchkins I mean my nine year old nephews. I insisted we play soccer and quickly called time out coming to the realization that I’m not in shape. We had fun though. & Other Realizations I’ve been talking to my ex again lately. We’ve…