I am FINALLY getting around to writing this. I guess that’s what happens when life gets in the way. New Year’s in May! Literally, only five months (to the day) late. Because adulting is real, yo. And honestly? Not necessarily my favorite. But that’s when and why you happily go along with whatever crazy antics… Continue reading Scotland: Hogmanay
It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. There’s a reason. The internet is a crazy place, but then again you already know that. You can find real things, fake things, good things and not-so-good things. In my previous life chapter, I wrote for a living. My stories were published online and in print. I never… Continue reading When the internet bites back
As parents, it’s easy to think that we know what’s best. Eat healthy, get enough sleep, don’t send dirty Snapchats or pics, basic common sense things. What we often forget is that we don’t always know what’s best. That before you had your first kid, you didn’t have kids. And if you’re like me and… Continue reading Closing chapters
It’s past midnight on a now-Thursday morning. I’m trying to get over whatever cold-flu-virus thing decided to invade my body last week. My mind won’t shut up and I’m wide awake. Which kind of stinks since I know that I’ll have to be up in about six hours to get ready for work. But I… Continue reading The blank spaces
Why is it we panic when we realize next year is a “milestone” birthday? Shouldn’t all birthdays be milestones? “Hey, you survived another year … yay you! Have some cake!” When the realization sets in you’ll enter into a new decade next year, it’s like your mind goes into flight or fight mode. You either… Continue reading The year before the big one
Dear Assholes: Stop blowing shit up. Stop firing missiles because you can. Stop trying to intimidate and control people through fear. Stop being assholes. Enough already. Don’t you remember being a kid and not getting anything when you threw a temper tantrum? Same basic theory applies here. You’re not going to win by being… Continue reading Stop it.
Ah Hawaii … full of warm sand, gentle breezes flowing through towering, swaying palm trees, and the Pacific Ocean stretched out as far as the eye can see in glorious hues of blues and turquoises. See? Doesn’t it seem like a good idea? Hawaii holds a special place for us. Husband was born there, has… Continue reading Hawaii: It seemed like a good idea