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…
For 18 years of my life, I grew up with a mother, a father, and a brother. My dad was a doctor, my mom was a lawyer, my brother and I went to a great school, and it was pretty much suburban bliss. My parents were married for years and years, and they still had…
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…