A grateful good riddance.

Two weeks ago I was in New York City.  I had the time of my life playing in the city that never sleeps.  Shopping, eating, window shopping, eating, visiting tourist sites – did I mention eating?  I had the opportunity to live up my Carrie Bradshaw fantasies while posing for pictures outside her apartment stairs … Continue reading

An open letter.

I don’t know how to say goodbye to you.  I think guilt has kept you here with me.  I feel responsible for leading you into a great love followed by an even greater pain.  I guess I’ve figured that holding onto you like a security blanket will somehow keep you with me always and will … 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

Baby, are you a firework?

“I loved you grey sweat pants, no makeup, so perfect Our love was, comfortable and so broken in she’s perfect, so flawless I’m not impressed, I want you back.” As my girlfriend and I were cruising back from another hazy, yet tan-fulfilled beach day, she regaled stories about her relationship with her boyfriend.  Her giggles … Continue reading

Silencing my ‘Monkey Mind’

Mother Nature’s bipolar disorder has put a damper on my plans as of late. Cleveland’s weather went from temperatures in the low 80s to a balmy 99 degrees and climbing.  Add a little precipitation and what you have is the perfect climate for poufy, frizzy hair.  The 1980s called, they want their look back—and they can … 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

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

Birthday Girl of 24

Well blogging friends, tomorrow is my 24th birthday, so maybe it’s time to change the title of my blog to “Saving my life at 24.”  But maybe not.  23 was a significant year for me.  Instead of wishing for a new bag or sexy stilettos, I blew my candles out last year wishing for salvation.  … Continue reading

A Soulmate with no Soul…

“I looked at your face I saw that all the love had died I saw that we had forgotten to take the time I, I saw that you couldn’t care less about what you do Couldn’t care less about the lies You couldn’t find the time to cry We forgot about love We forgot about … Continue reading