An Open Letter to My New 31 Yr. Old Me

Hello 31, I’m going to apologize right off the bat and say that I’m sorry you have inherited such a large task. Thirty was struggling and had some issues and so it is now up to you to fix all of it. I know, I know, the daughter should not inherit the sins of her mother, however, there was a lot that was left undone and clearly 30 isn’t going to be around to finish it, so it’s up to you. I’m going to need you to be on point, aggressive, stern, creative and forgiving. Also, you’re going to make … Continue reading An Open Letter to My New 31 Yr. Old Me

It’s Actually NOT Impersonal

Imagine you are with your friend, sister, brother, or whoever and you are standing in front of a really big mall. Or at least the biggest mall that you live closest to. So your person and you go into the mall. Your person looks to you and says, “Pick out anything you want and I’m going to pay for it.” So you and your person go into the mall and hangout and talk and grab coffee. You find a store that you love and you go in and find something that speaks to you. You and your person go to … Continue reading It’s Actually NOT Impersonal

Having That ‘Hard Talk’ With Yourself

It’s always hard to come to terms with the fact that you need to change. Yes, I know everyone is all “Love me for who I am,” and that’s fine. But then there are times when you have to look yourself in the mirror and admit that something has to change. Whether that means starting a healthier habit, or working on your patience, or even watching your budget. Change isn’t bad. It might be uncomfortable and scary, but it’s not bad. Want to know why? Because things are likely to change again… and again. Also, working on yourself isn’t a … Continue reading Having That ‘Hard Talk’ With Yourself

Your Comfy Spot

I have the hardest time trying to figure out how to make rooms look comfy. I see all of these pictures on Pinterest and I really want to do them, but when I do what I see in the picture… it kind of just looks cluttered… or really sad. Plus, I’m trying to do it with the furniture that we already have and make it as budget friendly as possible. But how do you do that? How do you make rooms look ‘Home Living’ and ‘Pinterest’ comfy? I know that it takes more than a pillow and a vase of flowers, … Continue reading Your Comfy Spot

Strangers, Allies and Foes

When I took my screen writing class, and as I go through a novel writing class, I realize that I have to create a world for my characters to live in. This world can be any world that I want it to be. Since I’m not a huge fan of science fiction (but I have read it), I usually choose my world to be identical to my world – Earth, I guess you would say. And while writing my world, I have learned that there are mainly three types of people: Strangers, allies, and foes. Strangers exist in the world. They … Continue reading Strangers, Allies and Foes

Remember When…

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I just randomly think of a time that was YEARS ago when I did something stupid, and I re-live that stupid moment. And then I just feel that embarrassment all over again. I do this at random times. Something will trigger it, and I’ll remember that time I was walking into the cafeteria in high school for study hall, and I was distracted and crashed into about 6 metal chairs that made such a loud crash I was pretty sure someone thought a mini-explosion occurred. Don’t know why – but … Continue reading Remember When…

Walking the Fine Line

Through life , we figure out how to handle certain situations. When you’re at a funeral you say, “My condolences,” and when at a wedding you say, “Congratulations!” But there are some situations that you can’t plan for; that you don’t know how to respond to. And I am currently in a situation that makes me feel like I’m walking a tight rope. I’m trying to hard to get through the days and the weeks without falling, and I have to admit, it’s quite tiring. I’m exhausted at the end of the day! What am I talking about? Well, it’s … Continue reading Walking the Fine Line

We Are the Masses!

We have more power than I think we know. Or perhaps we do know, we’re just too lazy to do anything about it. I’m leaning more towards the latter. But I think that if we really want things to change, the power lies 100% in our hands. You might not think so, but must I remind you that WE ARE THE MASSES? We out number every department in Congress combined…times ten. So I think we should practice first on something small. Like the Kardashians. We –as the masses- decide her popularity. If you have people stop buying their products, watching … Continue reading We Are the Masses!

Magic Soap

If I had magic soap, and it could wash away anything, I would have it wash away my fears. Fear is a big factor in my life. I’m not talking about a fear of spiders and clowns. Although, the soap would wash that away too. There have been things that I haven’t done BECAUSE of fear. Whether I feared I would fail, or feared I would be embarrassed, or fear I would be harassed or tormented. I could have probably done a lot more with my life without fear holding me back. I would also have my soap wash away … Continue reading Magic Soap