Single in the City: 5 Signs He’s a Commitment Phobe

Since being freed from my past, I’ve been single in the city.  While the old adage goes that “all is fair in love and war,” new trends have occurred in the dating pool that makes me wonder how fair men truly are these days.  Any woman that has dated has encountered the dreaded commitment phobe.  … Continue reading

Playlist Files: My Top 25 Break-up Songs

As a writer, words, especially lyrics, resonate with me and feed my soul.  The power of words never ceases to amaze me—they can pump you up, tear you apart, leave you breathless or empathize with you when you need it the most.  I was 18 when I bought my first I-Pod.  I uploaded so many … Continue reading

The Beauty of Letting Go: Five Ways to Move on

The days following the end of a real romance are anything but pretty—they are, at best, sloppy.  As those long days of to-call-or-not-to-call, or in some cases, to-stalk-or-not-to-stalk linger by, months begin to pile up and before you know it, your life has transformed  into the black abyss that was once a happy little union.  … Continue reading

In this moment

Tomorrow’s surprises remain unseen, and while I cannot see the beauty my future holds, I can say, in this moment, I am simply happy.  And this moment is all that matters…   Yesterday is history Tomorrow a mystery Today is a gift That’s why it’s called the Present  

Can we still be friends?

My Dearest Cleveland, It’s been a fun ride.  I’ve given you 24 years and now I’m ready for something more.  It’s true–I’ve cheated.  I have a new romance in my life… I’ve been fantasizing about the bright lights of the unknown. I love you, but I’m not in love with you and I feel as though we … Continue reading

Marry the Night…

“Who said nights were for sleep?” –Marilyn Monroe

A new chapter in the story of my life…

“People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, … Continue reading

Blissfully Happy

“To be happy–one must find one’s bliss” –Gloria Vanderbilt  

Birthday Girl of 24

Well blogging friends, tomorrow is my 24th birthday, so maybe it’s time to change the title of my blog to “Saving my life at 24.”  But maybe not.  23 was a significant year for me.  Instead of wishing for a new bag or sexy stilettos, I blew my candles out last year wishing for salvation.  … Continue reading

What colors will you paint the world?

“Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to him from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true of everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society … Continue reading