An Open Letter to the New 30 Yr. Old Self

Dear New 30 Year Old Self: I have to say…. I’m not happy about you being here. I’m now entering a whole new decade that I’m not too happy to be a part of. Honestly, I never thought I would be this old. I don’t know why, but as a kid, being 30 was like…. impossible. It was something that happened to OTHER people but wouldn’t happen to me. And if – IF – 30 had to happen to me, I would at least like to think that I would be rich and famous by then. But since 29 did … Continue reading An Open Letter to the New 30 Yr. Old Self

An Open Letter to My New 29 Yr. Old Self

Dear New 29 yr. old Self: Hello and welcome! Take a look around and make yourself at home. We’re going to be spending a lot of time together. You can arrange things however you would like. As you know, 28 just left. And she did a really good job – you’ve got big shoes to fill, girlie! So, I know I might be asking a lot from you, but I want you to do your best, give it your all, and no matter what, I will still love you. I want you to be strong and strict. I want you … Continue reading An Open Letter to My New 29 Yr. Old Self

An Open Letter to My Old 28 Yr. Old Self

Dear Old 28 Yr. Old Self: Wow, girl! Seriously! You did some pretty big things! You got a new job, got married, went to Ireland, and got another tattoo. And those are the high lights. There are other little moments in there such as dying my hair red, cutting my hair (again), working on the 29 Before 29 list. Twenty-eight, you were seriously working hard. And I honestly can’t believe how much you accomplished. It was a very busy year, and there were a lot of high points, and a lot of low points. But you worked hard and you … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Old 28 Yr. Old Self

Adult Children

I always hear people on the radio, or television talking about how we need to stop bullying. There are commercials for it, and ads, and everything else. They want to stop it, because a lot of younger adults are committing suicide. This issue has now become something we should stop. Are people aware that it NEVER stops? That even as adults, we bully each other? A few years back, I started a new job, and for 4 days, we talked about bullying and how to NOT bully people. Seriously?! Even as adults we can’t get our shit together?! I thought … Continue reading Adult Children

What Has Been Going On?

I know, I know, it’s been a while. I have been going through so many crazy things in my life. I have actually been going through so many things emotionally. I have a birthday coming up. And while I have a birthday coming up every year, this year, I have to have my drivers license renewed. I know people stress about it sometimes, because they never come out right, and everyone thinks they look awful. But the thing is, I looked nice. I really did. I think this was the best one yet. And I think back to that time, … Continue reading What Has Been Going On?

It Used to Be…

I always hear people say, “Back when I grew up, it used to be different…” Hell, even now I can say it! When I ask, “How? How was it different then?” The person would go on describing how his/her world was, and I sit there trying to picture it the way they do – the way it used to be. Some of the stories sound really wonderful. Local towns would be decorated, and have gatherings, and farmer’s markets, etc. People didn’t really have a means of transportation, so they either: walked, took a bus, or took a train. That was … Continue reading It Used to Be…

Crow’s Feet & Cellulite

I’m going to first start off by saying that yes, I realize I’m only 27; however, I still have a right to complain. I’ve been noticing a few things about myself lately. First off, was my single gray hair. Then, other things came along such as the slowing of my metabolism… which I’m still attempting (somewhat) to fight with exercise. I’ve noticed that a ‘hangover’ is more like a ‘hangover-the next three days’. I can always tell when a storm is coming, because I have the biggest headache ever… which isn’t as cool as I thought it was when I … Continue reading Crow’s Feet & Cellulite

An Open Letter to My 26 Year-Old Self

Dear 26: Where do I even begin? You started out this year in a really crazy place. You were starting to build up your life again after a major tragedy that changed your life forever. Looking back, I still don’t even know how you did it. I don’t know how you pulled through the darkness, and came to the light. It was rough, but you got back on the bike and tried again. Soon, it was March. You met a wonderful man named John. While you weren’t really sure where things were going and how you felt, you took a … Continue reading An Open Letter to My 26 Year-Old Self

A Single Gray Hair

I’ve noticed something a while back – I have a single gray hair. Just one. It’s right in front too! Right in the bang area. This tells me either one of two things: 1 – It’s about that time to color my hair again 2 – Holy Shit! I’m getting old! I’m sure some of you are rooting for the former rather than the latter but still, it makes me wonder. I’m apparently the only one who notices it too. John claims he can’t see the glimmer of my single, rather glossy, gray strand. It’s there. Trust me. This for … Continue reading A Single Gray Hair

When Did I Get Old?

I was on the internet the other day browsing around and I came across an article talking about the ages of celebrities. I’m not going to lie, when I found out how old some of these people were, I was completely shocked! I’ve been listening and watching these people all throughout my life and for whatever reason, I thought they were timeless. I thought that while I was getting older, they just forever remained the same age. I don’t even know why! I mean, I would have that moment every now and then when I would see a picture of … Continue reading When Did I Get Old?