god, sometimes life really isn’t fair.

My heart broke a little bit more today.  Twice actually. Twice over a 5-minute period.  After hearing about a complication in a friend's health, I left his hospital room to find myself behind a sobbing woman, whom I presume just lost a loved one.  I walked as slowly as I could just wishing that I could … Continue reading god, sometimes life really isn’t fair.

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august 29, 2011: grad school.

When discovering about my pending move to Chicago (about three years ago), my dad informed me that my recent graduate self once announced that I was going to apply for grad school in Chicago.  I guess I found some program- maybe journalism- at Northwestern and was convinced that it was the place for me.  Small college … Continue reading august 29, 2011: grad school.

decisions, decisions

The Zac Brown Band instructs me to, "Quiet your mind. Soak it all in. Enjoy the ride."  Thanks for the advice, Zac.  I promise I'm trying my best to do just that; however, it's a difficult task when it comes to something you're so passionate about.  Something that you truly feel is your calling life.  … Continue reading decisions, decisions

and there’s this burning, like there’s always been. i’ve never been so alone; and i’ve, i’ve never felt so alive.

Monday, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt because I know it's tough to follow this A*MAY*ZING weekend of mine.  And work, it's downright impossible to measure up to two adorable kids, Max (22 mos) and Tommy (6 yrs), beautiful friends, and the fabulous Make-A-Wish Foundation.  But still, you could have at least put up some … Continue reading and there’s this burning, like there’s always been. i’ve never been so alone; and i’ve, i’ve never felt so alive.

michaella & me

Meet my 7-year old BFF, Michaella.  And look at all of that sugar that she surrounded us with!  My teeth hurt just looking at it.  After a few weeks of making valentines for friends & family members, Michaella hosted a party for her friends- which turned out to be a surprise for me when I came in … Continue reading michaella & me

all i have are the choices i make.

Darlene, one of the loves of my life, always knows the right things to say, even if I don't know the right question to ask.  On Thursday afternoon she knew the right quote to share: Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it … Continue reading all i have are the choices i make.