I realized that I had fallen into the trap of thinking there were certain "rules" of dating that I needed to follow.
Today, 2.74 years, 1,000 days, or 1,440,000 minutes after I stopped drinking, I’m reflecting on the way things have changed from Day 1 to Day 1000.
Because sometimes sharing the story helps... and names have been changed, because I'm not a monster.
As I’m having a superficial meltdown, the security guard approached Jeremy & asked, “Has anyone ever told you that you look like Ryan Gosling?” HEY, COOL, THANKS! We’ll just change our wedding theme to Beauty & the Beast.
I’m not going to minimize the things that have gone wrong, but I think it’s so refreshing to reflect on all of the things that have gone right. This year, I’m thankful for so, so, so many things.
She said, “Should I call Mom or Dad?” In my frustration over not being taken seriously, I said, “Better try Mom, since DAD JUST DIED!” I was a gem, wasn’t I?
It seems like as soon as I get too comfortable someplace, I get a strange desire to shake it up, make new plans, and seek out excitement.
This isn’t a sad, whining blog post, because those are going to stay where they belong… on my Xanga, circa 2003. This is a post about some things I’ve been struggling with the past couple of weeks, personally and professionally. I wanted to write about it because it’s been on my mind, and I know for a fact that everyone and…
As you might’ve learned from this blog (or seen on my social media or heard me talk about in person- sorry!) I decided to leave the 9-to-5 world and start freelance writing full-time. After spending the three years after college working office jobs and spending almost two hours commuting in Chicago traffic daily, the transition to work-from-home Californian was…
When I was in first grade, I wrote a riveting novel called The Magic Cat. It starred me, my two best friends, and my family, and it was a real page-turner. I scribbled in my notebook feverishly every day after school until I decided, finally, I had finished my masterpiece. I was eager to share my brilliant story, and told…