Weddings and Baby Bumps

I guess it started when I noticed that my newsfeed on Facebook had more engagement announcements, wedding photos, and baby bumps than party posts. Strewn amidst the apocalyptic visions of Trump’s America my social media feeds are now littered with baby photos. I have developed a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out). This…

Love to Worry

I was about to go to sleep when from the living room I heard Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture”— great song yes, but more importantly an exclamation point for how I feel about my boyfriend. I love him in that over the fence, grand slam kind of way. It’s truly the most amazing…

Be Brave

I am thankful for all that I have and all that I have yet to receive. I am thankful for the love of a good man. I am thankful for my family that loves me unconditionally. I am thankful for a brain that’s always thinking and hands that are always tinkering. I am thankful for…

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…