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

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

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

Leave it all behind.

There are times when the actual experience of leaving something makes you wish desperately that you could stay, and then there are times when the leaving reminds you a hundred times over why exactly you had to leave in the first place. –Shauna Niequist, “Bittersweet”

Forgive for your own soul and let people go.

People are only mean when they are threatened. —  Mitch Albom      

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 Reason & A Cold Season

Sometimes life is a puzzle and certain pieces that once fit snugly into the picture’s perfection, no longer seem to fit, no matter how hard you squeeze.  Today was one of those hard days, those days in which I had to let someone go because our lives were no longer fitting together, the bonds no … Continue reading

The Beauty of Letting Go: Five Ways to Move on

The days following the end of a real romance are anything but pretty—they are, at best, sloppy.  As those long days of to-call-or-not-to-call, or in some cases, to-stalk-or-not-to-stalk linger by, months begin to pile up and before you know it, your life has transformed  into the black abyss that was once a happy little union.  … 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

Sometimes it lasts in love…

You know how the time flies Only yesterday It was the time of our lives We were born and raised In a summer haze Bound by the surprise Of our glory days