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Saying No to the Status Quo


“If you do what everyone else does, you will get what everyone else gets” 

I’ve recently realized I’m very rarely down for the status quo. It’s as if during certain points of an individuals life they begin to hear a voice that says, get married now, have a baby now, this is the point where you should buy a house. 364 more words

A Lot Like Life

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Mulan did it, Shakespeare is famous for it, and Eve totally started it.

It’s that little game history likes to call deception.

Recently while I was getting dressed, painting my face, and showering in Guerlain’s signature scent, it dawned on me —- I’m kind of a master at this universal trickery. 123 more words

I Will Survive

Dearest M,

I’m glad you have the capacity to be happy for someone. I’m glad you have it in you to be excited and encouraging to others. 784 more words

When I Grow Up

Y’all, I’m a grown woman. I’m 30 years old. I have a great job at an even greater company. I have two college degrees.

And I have no idea what I want to do with my life. 277 more words

Clear Head And Full Heart


The other day, I walked along the esplanade, took in the beautiful sunset, and pondered what it really means to be happy. I’m still not quite sure I’ve nailed down a concrete definition I can consistently equate to happiness, but I do think I have a general idea. 734 more words

The Beautiful Soul

I wrote this in January 2013 for my daughter and ran across it again today. I sure love my amazing daughter and these words still ring so true about her… 1,030 more words

Life Stuff

My life right now

As I’m sitting down and trying to upload some videos to my computer, a crap-ton of stuff is circling around in my mind – I just finished babysitting and a couple hours and $150 check later, I’m now at home. 316 more words