I’m having a relationship with Chanel.

Isn’t she lovely?  Isn’t she wonderful?  OK, I know I’m channeling Stevie Wonder, but follow me here.  Yes, ‘it’ is actually a ‘she’ and yes, I’ve named this bag.  In fact, I’ve dreamed, obsessed and drooled over this perfectly pink, classic Chanel flap bag.  Those two shiny, interlocking Cs tease me in my dreams.  The … Continue reading

All I know.

I’ve been staring at these application questions for hours.  And they just stare right back, waiting for a response or a nudge that will signify I’m alive and full of capable answers to spark the beginning of my future.  Only, I’m not.  I’m frustrated, I’m tired and I’m slowly running out of energy to deal … Continue reading

Settle for nothing but dreams.

“I’m a really big believer that we all have this voice inside of us, and that voice is God talking to us, and we are all magical, and we all have something as specific to do as our fingerprint. And everybody should go out and do that. And I think between the ages of 15 … 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

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

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

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

Marry the Night…

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

Forget the ‘Yellow Brick Road’

“Your dreams are ballbusters; they’re not the yellow brick road.” –Kelly Cutrone