Dancing alone.

I have to admit, I’ve been on a small hiatus as of late.  Mother Nature’s constant mood swings have left me feeling blasé and my newfound obsession with pinterest.com has fulfilled my constant need for creative purging.  So, needless to say, writing has taken the back seat… until today that is. Leave it to Facebook … Continue reading

Damaged Goods.

Do you ever just have one of those days?  You know the kind: a day in which nothing particularly devastating occurs, yet you could cry, on cue, for no reason?  Welcome to my Tuesday.  As I look in the mirror, I’m ready to cry.  Is it because I don’t like what I see or who … Continue reading

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

I’m bringing [Jordan] back…

Sometimes I wonder: Will anyone ever understand me the way my ex did?  OK, I can already pinpoint this thought as a distorted cognition caused by the cognitive dissonance I feel as a survivor of abuse, but bear with me on my disillusioned trip to La La Land. Fact: I was only 16 when I … Continue reading

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

It’s time to take a risk

  “It’s still two human beings trying to get along, so it’s going to be complicated. And love is always complicated. But humans must try to love each other, darling. We must get our hearts broken sometimes. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” (Eat Pray … Continue reading

Single, Party of One: Life after the Death of a Relationship

Here it comes.  Wait for it.  The blow we have all felt at one time or another in life… the “it’s not you, it’s me,” or “I just need my space right now,” or perhaps the “We are madly in love, she’s getting a divorce to be with me…” Wait, maybe that was just my … Continue reading