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

and i can’t remember life before his name.

No, it was perfect because finally, here he was. The guy who wouldn't let me get away with anything. I always thought of that as the moment you can into focus. Like, "Oh, there you were." Life has been busy for me.  Between internship and grad school, there's been homework and babysitting.  But despite the … Continue reading and i can’t remember life before his name.

if i can love again… and jennifer aniston can love again… so can you…

Every now and then, I'm reminded of a post I wrote about a year and a half ago.  It's a post that many have thanked me for writing because it comforted them to know that someone else had experienced the same loss, pain, and heartbreak as they have.  The post is called, Regrets and mistakes, they're … Continue reading if i can love again… and jennifer aniston can love again… so can you…

i wasn’t looking for this… but now you’re in my way.

Kelly Clarkson recently stated that her happy relationship (and wonderful boyfriend) were ruining her creativity (aka her 'angry girl music').  Well, in a way I guess I can say the same about me.  Since my relationship with Tony began (approximately) two months ago, I've found myself failing to find any reason to sit down and … Continue reading i wasn’t looking for this… but now you’re in my way.

the sun goes down, the stars come out. and all that counts is here and now. my universe will never be the same. i’m glad you came.

Tonight, for the first time in at least a year, I got off my Brown Line stop and headed down Diversey to the apartment at roughly a decent hour for a weekday night.  (Around 6 pm, I believe.)  Actually, after getting off the train and heading home- with a detour through Trader Joe's first- I wondered,Wait, did I make … Continue reading the sun goes down, the stars come out. and all that counts is here and now. my universe will never be the same. i’m glad you came.

dear twenty-eight and single,

I'm not going to sugarcoat it like everyone else seems to do.  I'm not going to tell you that you should celebrate the life that lays ahead of you.  The freedom that is granted to you, and the infinite opportunities at your fingertips.  Nope, I won't go there because I know, firsthand, how difficult it is … Continue reading dear twenty-eight and single,

just as free…free as we’ll ever be.

As soon as I felt the sun on my skin and the breeze through my hair, I knew that it was going to be hard to leave this place.  California.  Never in my mind did I think I was going to fall in love with California- let alone fall in love at first sight.  Heck, until this summer I … Continue reading just as free…free as we’ll ever be.