Flying by the seat of my hot pants.

Some say the beautiful stages of life occur in a circle.  The cracked tiles of heartbreak and the renewed polished mile markers of growth and improvement all mold together to form a comprehensive, circular pattern of life’s fabric. On Friday, I will be 25, and while I feel blessed to have reached this mile marker … Continue reading

“You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”

Our life experiences shape our personal beliefs and convictions.  This blog has my name on it for a reason: because it is a forum for my opinions and thoughts.  I choose to share these sometimes very personal thoughts with the world in hopes that maybe I can reach someone who is facing a similar struggle … 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

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

Someday

Control is a tricky thing.  Some people strive for it, some live under it and others are blinded by it.  But what is it about this entity that makes humans both shudder and salivate? These days I can spot a control freak a mile away.  It’s as if I’m standing in a room of Chanel … Continue reading

A Lasting Love Affair

Since I was three, I knew what I wanted to do in life.  Yes, you read that correctly, a three year old with goals on her mind… it happens.  Around the table of a family dinner, an aunt asked all of the children what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Among the chatter … Continue reading

The only thing to take with you is love.

The beautiful glitter of friendship rubs off, one way or another, on both parties.  In a healthy friendship, much like any thriving relationship, people develop a symbiotic partnership in which mutualism takes place.  I wasn’t part of a healthy friendship.  Giving didn’t take place on both sides, and, in turn, an antipathetic symbiosis merged.  The … Continue reading

I just came to say “Hello”

Time — when pursued like a bandit — will behave like one; always remaining one country or one room ahead of you, changing its name and hair color to elude you, slipping out the back door of the motel just as you’re banging through the lobby with your newest search warrant, leaving only a burning … Continue reading

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