“You’re outgrowing your friends.” Scott is my best male friend, and every Thursday, we get together to catch up on each other’s lives. It’s been an ongoing thing for at least 3 years now. And on that particular evening, we were talking about the growing pains of life when he made that very ... Read More about The Irony of Sifting
Ever since I was a little girl, I've always had cats. I only had one dog until I was 18 (her name was Miss Muffet and she came to live with us when I was 3) but when she had to be put down, I really didn't want another dog because the pain of losing her was way too much. And truthfully, dogs are ... Read More about The Dog That Rescued Me: Happy Birthday!
Traveling is in my blood. I love a good road trip to anywhere and everywhere. And back in 2011, I discovered an amazing B&B in Roanoke, Virginia called The Black Lantern Inn. I found it quite by chance, really, as I scoured the internet for a good get-away-place where I could just be alone. ... Read More about The Black Lantern Inn: Remembering Ron
Eat, Pray, Love is one of my all-time favorite chick flicks. And from the very first time I saw it, I wanted to make like Julia Roberts and get on a plane to anywhere and everywhere! Like right then and there! Yes! In the middle of the movie even! No joke!! Okay, yes, I did finish watching it, but ... Read More about Journey Isn’t Just An 80s Band
What is a Cash Mob? Most of you know by now that I’ve relocated from Tennessee to the coast of North Carolina. And I’m sure you’ve heard me whine plenty enough about being homesick. So enough already (or at least until the next blog!). When I arrived here, I decided to follow the Southport/Oak ... Read More about Social Outings: Cash Mobs are the Bomb-Diggity!
What is ‘home’ to you? I’m not asking about your dwelling, but instead, what comes to mind when you hear the word ‘home’? I have my own ideas of what home is to me, but since inquiring minds want to know (or at least mine does!), and everyone’s ideas are different, I asked my friends this question ... Read More about Home Sweet…Wait, What?!
Nearly two years have passed since I sat down to write you a letter. Not the kind of letter that I write in your journal, but the sort of letter I have every intention of mailing. It took me several days to write the last one and I cried through every single word of it. Although the content of this ... Read More about An Open Letter to the Man Who Didn’t Deserve Me
"Why did you stop loving life?""Well, you don't love life itself. You love...places, animals, people, memories, food, literature, music. And sometimes, you meet someone...who requires all the love you have to give. And if you lose that someone, you think everything else is gonna stop too. But ... Read More about Soul Connections: The Ties that Bind Us
For the past three years, I haven’t taken the time to just ‘be’. In fact, I’ve done quite the opposite. I’ve gotten divorced, moved three times, had my first job in 17 years managing a small business for the best boss in the world (thanks, Clarence for taking a chance on me!), quit that job to ... Read More about Grief & The Art of Being Still