Blow the candles out…

Two years ago, I blew the candles out… Two years later, I was walking behind him… nearly running, in fact.  And this is how it was: always lagging behind, always trying to follow his big steps, only my legs couldn’t reach and there I was, left behind.  We were young.  We didn’t know what we … Continue reading

Inside the glass jar.

I’ve always loved fireflies.  The glitter of their sparkle, the freedom of their flight, fireflies amazed me.  As a child, my sister and I would catch them in glass jars to watch their beautiful bulbs glow in the silky darkness.  Now, at 24, however, I commiserate with the light bulbs of the night.  They were … 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

“Fear–So What?”

“Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons— from the failure—so that in the end, she didn’t fail at all.”—Maya Angelou               When I was fifteen I was completely enamored with a particular book series.  In the lazy, warm days of summer, I would peacefully sway outside on a hammock while … Continue reading