I’m not who I used to be.

I know it’s pretty soon to be contemplating New Year’s and the ill-fated ditch-the-Ben-and-Jerry’s-for-a-rice-cake resolutions (come on, do any of us really make it past January 2 anyway?) that come with the dropping of the ball, but change has been on my mind as of late.  Maybe it’s the swirling smells and colorful palette of … Continue reading

When it’s over…

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it is over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and … Continue reading

Be your own Fairy Godmother.

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” –Lady Gaga 

Starving for more.

In times of personal grief, I search for inspiration from any outlet, be it close sources such as family and friends or media, like the glitz of the clichéd underdog Hollywood stories or powerfully written novels.  But, what if, in times of struggle and sorrow, you look all around you only to find no inspiration … Continue reading

Free falling.

Lately I’ve been tired.  My eyes don’t just have bags under them; they have the entire line of the 2011 Louis Vuitton resort luggage collection stacked beneath them.  I’ve been catching up on sleep and trying to incorporate healthier foods into my daily diet, so why I am so tired, you ask? I think too … Continue reading

Fleeting Moments

“People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.” — Andy Warhol

On my own two happy feet.

Last week something happened that I undoubtedly thought would throw me into a tailspin of depression accompanied with a side of anger… biggie-sized.  I was sure I would begin a rant on this blog, titled “Dear Mr. Anonymous,” that would tell Mr. Not-So-Anonymous how it should’ve been me.  I should’ve been the one proudly donning … Continue reading

Follow your heart.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow … Continue reading

And the beat goes on…

“In 3 words I can sum up everything I know about life: it goes on.” — Robert  Frost

She almost had it all.

The click of her heels commanded power.  Her shiny blonde bob and pristine black suit commanded perfection.  As her long legs strode effortlessly into our eighth grade classroom, she commanded my attention.  And she had it. Exuding confidence with each stroke of the chalk, she consulted the blackboard with bravado.  And there it was, staring … Continue reading