four and a half years ago

It's inevitable that life is going to change.  It has to, right?  I mean each day we not only get older and wiser, but we also learn from past mistakes or take chances that we used to be too scared to take.  Some days we wake up and know exactly what to expect, while other … Continue reading four and a half years ago

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i’ve been staring at the edge of the water long as i can remember, never really knowing why.

Since my first birthday over thirty years ago, I have been lucky enough to have spent at least one of my summer weeks relaxing in my favorite vacation spot, Stone Harbor, New Jersey. After spending my early years boogeyboarding in the ocean and building castles in the sand, I came to find this small beach town … Continue reading i’ve been staring at the edge of the water long as i can remember, never really knowing why.

but loving him was red.

Let's play a little game.  I'll say a word and you say the first word that comes to your mind. Ready... RED. Now some of you may say words such as "apple", "wine", or "shoes". Others may say "roses", "hearts" or "lipsticks". Me, and Taylor Swift, we would say "Love".  Love is Red.  Red is Love.  Love … Continue reading but loving him was red.

o-h-i-o, i-m-i-s-s-y-o-u.

If home is truly where the heart is, then Ohio will always be home. Lately, as the thirties continue to make me more maternal and sentimental than I ever imagined being, I've been realizing more and more that my heart has been stranded there since I relocated to Chicago nearly five years ago. And after a … Continue reading o-h-i-o, i-m-i-s-s-y-o-u.

the in-between: that phase between engaged and babies

More now than any other time in my life (thus far), I am completely aware of the transitional periods that life throws upon us.  For example, those few months between college graduation and "the real world" presented many challenging moments for me as I tried to figure out those inevitable questions "Who am I?" and … Continue reading the in-between: that phase between engaged and babies