2016 Retrospective.

Here we are saying goodbye to 2016 and saying hello to 2017. In order to say my proper goodbyes to my 2016 posts I decided to pull a quote from some writings I did over the past year. I truly must thank all of my avid readers and followers for encouraging me to keep writing. … Continue reading 2016 Retrospective.


In 2016 I have accomplished many of things. I graduated college, entered graduate school, became Vice President of a graduate organization, I became an Aunt (again), started this blog, gained 200 followers in 6 months, and so much more. The biggest take away from this year would be face your fears. Sometimes the things you … Continue reading 2016


The words stopped a mile from the shore leaving a package beside my door. Addressed to me from -- you. Offering sweet words, best of luck, and the warmest hug. That day we made peace, leaving the past behind and the future open handed. The sunsets an array of strange colors over the calm sea.  … Continue reading Forgiveness 

Truth Slips

​Words slip my lips -- perhaps too soon, stinging like a bee leaving pain within. Astonishing relief within, No regrets to hold me back, Giving the truth finally Elevates my thoughts not Reaching for an apology anymore. Words slip my lips -- honesty Leaves an open wound Too soon to heal.  Image source.

Week 52

As each year comes to a close, many reflect on their days. What could have been, What shouldn't have been, What will I do next? Next year is the year I... Lose ten pounds, Buy a car, Get a new job, Go to Europe, Leave my unhappy life, Stop procrastinating, Get a second chance. Here's … Continue reading Week 52

My Christmas Story

Hey folks as I am getting ready to celebrate Christmas with my family I figured I would share some of my Christmas memories. The earliest Christmas I can recall is when I was homeless. I remember waking up in a hotel room with a small Christmas tree and a few gifts underneath it. My mom … Continue reading My Christmas Story

Live Now

We walk in uncertain of the possibilities and opportunities that lay ahead like an ambush not knowing what tools to pick. With each phase we gain -- wisdom, more than the past still less than tomorrow, here we keep moving -- forward. We walk out not knowing what lay ahead leaving a life made of … Continue reading Live Now