“How long must I wait for you undone in the evening?” — Daughter It’s 1:26 a.m. on a Friday morning. I have work tomorrow, but tonight, I’m skipping the numbness. I’m not going to mindlessly watch “Real Housewives” to take me out of the negative thought vortex. I’m not going to eat ice cream just… Continue reading This place was never the same again
I write this on the eve of my 25th birthday. I have a lot of mixed feelings because the damned expectations versus reality curse is striking again. There are a lot of things that I thought would/should have happened by now, and there are plenty of things that I can’t believe I already accomplished, but… Continue reading 25 things I learned in 25 years
“The ones who love us never really leave us, you can always find them in here.” — J.K. Rowling How we act in the face of pain doesn’t always make sense. Most of the time, the reaction is destructive and numbing, whether it’s found at the bottom of a bottle or in the warmth of a… Continue reading The Haunting of Sarah Gisriel
I love people, a lot. It might be my downfall, but this time I was lucky to let in the Leslie Knope to my Ann Perkins.
Can you imagine how refreshing it would be to hear someone with the seemingly “perfect life” admit that they don’t always know their way, that they don’t have all the answers and that at the end of the day, they’re just as scared and broken as the rest of us?
“Sometimes when life doesn’t work out as you planned, there is a greater force at work.” — Deanna Kahler WARNING: If you have had a traumatic experience with miscarriages, SID, stillbirths, etc. let me first say that I am so sorry. Second, some things in this piece might be triggering. Please don’t read this if you’re… Continue reading Rainbow Riley
“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.” — Cheryl Strayed A part of me died the day I realized that I wasn’t going to get what I thought I wanted. My sister, father, brother-in-law and mother were all married before the age of 23. At… Continue reading A life that was never mine