Making it count.

My friends never cease to surprise me.  Somehow, in some amazing way, they are always there when I’m in need of a really good, nurturing, soothe-your-soul girl talk.  Last night was no exception.  Into the early hours of the morning, I spent time spilling my heart to a friend who I’ve been missing since she … Continue reading

Stand with me.

My life is a revolving door.  I watch new people burst through the entrance of my life with as much intensity and excitement as others have dashing for the exit.  Who said this turnstile was a free-for-all, anyway?  I’ve realized I’m still that innate hopefully optimistic child who can’t wait to meet her next best … Continue reading

And we all fall down.

Over the weekend, two close friends and I jumped in a Mustang and took off.  Destination: Canada, Windsorto be exact.  While some single women may be intimidated by the thought of falling into the dreaded third wheel zone, travelling with this couple was a blast and sans cutesy, awkward couples-only moments.  After toasting to champagne, … 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

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

Maybe you just need to take a leap of Faith

“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it … Continue reading

Family of Friends…

“The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.”  (Sex and the City)         … Continue reading

My personal “instructions for freedom”

Sometimes lessons can show themselves in the most obvious of ways… but other times it takes the darkness of change to shed light on life’s much-needed memos of growth.  My Year in Lessons… 1.   The true meaning of a soul mate… “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. … Continue reading

Babies, Break-ups and a Little Spare Change

I didn’t know how to react.  The news crushed me like a steamroller, leaving me breathless and exhausted.  A mix of emotions swirled around my head and I wasn’t quite sure which to embrace.  Was I happy or maybe angry?  Excited, or envious?  As ego-bending Nostalgia came to sweep me away in memories of the … Continue reading

A New Year. No Resolutions.

365 days ago I looked in the mirror and what I saw was almost unrecognizable.  The normally healthy, curvy, yet thin young girl appeared gaunt, pale and badly in need of a cheeseburger–biggie sized.  The vibrant girl who loved wholeheartedly and laughed with her whole being had suddenly vanished, and in her place an emotionally … Continue reading