Not Ready for Youtube

Have you ever watched a recording of yourself and thought: “why do I make all those dumb facial expressions?””do I do that when I’m speaking to people?””why hasn’t anyone ever told me I look like that?!” Well, today I decided to try something out. Maybe it was because I’ve been binging on YouTube DIY channels…

Smile Like Babies Do

Within the first three months of life an infant has it’s first smile as a result of social interaction ( How Smiles Develop ). Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, I am bombarded on a regular basis by the cutest little grins thanks to the procreating efforts of literally every single one of my friends (seriously, everyone). My…

Clearing the Deck

  Yes, I’m back – with my tail between my legs. And I owe those of you who have done me the kindness to follow this blog, an apology. I had the audacity to think that I didn’t need to write anything. But writing is my oxygen. I may lose jobs and relationships but they…

Decide to Do it (and God Will Help)

I woke up devastated this morning. At the very moment I opened my eyes and awoke to my new reality, I started to cry. I’ve never started a day in tears but this loss is unlike any I have ever felt. After I left his apartment key on the kitchen counter I drove home a…

Mother’s Day Lesson

I’m sitting outside under the cool shade of my family’s mango tree. It’s a gorgeous day in South Florida. She delights the senses today much like a retro travel poster. And I find myself happy to call this place home. Today’s Mother’s Day and for the last several days I’ve been dedicating time to my…

Activation Energy: Why Can’t You Get Off Your Butt

You ever just stagnate? You really want to do something but you can’t seem to get going? For instance, you want to lose weight but you can’t seem to make it to the gym. “Oh it’s so late, I’ll go tomorrow.” Or you want to organize your home office but somehow the clutter keeps building…

Fitness & Lack of Motivation

I wish I wasn’t so frail. I wish I could run a marathon or scale Mt. Everest. It’s not that I don’t want to do those things, it’s that I can’t do them, not the way those amazon women do it. You know the type, they can deadlift 200lbs, do a handstand, run for days….

Looking for a Job: A Catch-22

Some people want to get paid more money. Others just want do something that they don’t completely hate. Me, I would have settled for just some appreciation and a little work-life balance if I couldn’t have the first two. So here I am trying to find a job that really speaks to my abilities and…

Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t seen Batman v Superman yet and don’t want to know anything about its content read no further… I fear that my love of zombies has begun to affect my judgment. Zack Snyder first conned me into thinking he was a good director when he directed the re-make of Dawn of…

Don’t Fall into the Trap

You ever notice how a rough start to a morning spirals into a terrible, no-good day? Maybe you got no sleep. Or maybe you stubbed your toe getting out of bed. But something happens just as your day begins and it snowballs into an epic, “I’m going to jump off the building and I’m taking…

Impossible Standards

The women of my generation were promised that we could do anything we wanted. Little did we know that actually we would be required to do everything. Go to college, get the perfect job, have perfect hair, marry the perfect man, be bendy like Stretch Armstrong, cook like Julia Childs, have an ass you can…

Content: of your Character and your Blog

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. I’m working a contract gig while I figure out my next move. Modern life for the middle class working gal means a life living paycheck to paycheck. Between the democratic debate I was forced to watch last night and thinking about MLK’s legacy, I can’t help but think…