the past thirteen months.

A few weeks ago, my dad asked me, "Do you still have your blog?" I answered with a strong "yes", but then found myself explaining (aka making excuses) that while I have a blog, it's not necessarily something that I would classify it as an active blog. And for those of you who have read … Continue reading the past thirteen months.

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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…

breathe and trust. silence those fears.

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   It's interesting how a new guy can make you realize the doubts and insecurities you have.  It may take a few days, call it the new crush honeymoon period if you will, but then all of a sudden … Continue reading breathe and trust. silence those fears.

never leave the house without your confidence.

I woke up on Friday morning and just laughed at myself.  Actually, I've been laughing at myself since then.  I can't believe I did that!  Honestly, kids, I really can't.  Here I was, getting ready to leave the bar with my girlies and I pulled another ridiculous, living in the moment move with a boy who I thought … Continue reading never leave the house without your confidence.

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,