cheers to 2012 and another chance to start over.

As I begin writing this post I'm reminded of last night, which consisted of a somber version of myself staring at similiar screen shot in an attempt to revert to some blog therapy as a way to break my funk.  Seriously, who has a funk on New Year's Day?  Okay, so maybe it makes more … Continue reading cheers to 2012 and another chance to start over.

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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.

you and tequila make me crazy- or at least very honest.

I've mentioned my "No Tequila Pact" before, sharing that I regularly make my friends' swear that no shots of tequila will be joining us on our nights out.  (Margaritas are okay.)  Trust me, for everyone's benefit- especially mine- it better if I stay away from it.  Per usual, that was the plan for last night, but there's … Continue reading you and tequila make me crazy- or at least very honest.

goodbye, twenty-seven: it’s been quite a lessons learned-kinda year.

No one wants to spend their birthday at work and in a classroom, but this full-time employee and full-time graduate student didn't have a choice.  Memories of my 28th birthday will have to be just that, as well as the abundance of love that I got from friends, co-workers, and family members today.  (Thank you all so … Continue reading goodbye, twenty-seven: it’s been quite a lessons learned-kinda year.

two single ladies, two bottles of wine, one rooftop, and a whole lot to talk about.

Last night my friend, Sadie, and I toasted our glasses of wine to some good quality girl time on a rooftop overlooking downtown Chicago.  Two single twentysomethings deciding to escape the stresses of everyday life thru wine & friend therapy.  With a cool breeze, sporadic raindrops, and the always enjoyable Chicago skyline, Sadie and I found ourselves in an easy-flowing … Continue reading two single ladies, two bottles of wine, one rooftop, and a whole lot to talk about.

live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random, it would be a cool photograph.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once told me, "We are always getting ready to live but never living."  And D.H. Lawrence followed by whispering in my ear, "The living moment is everything."  But despite agreeing with these great words of wisdom, I still find myself failing to follow their sage advice.  To be fair, I haven't been following anyone's … Continue reading live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random, it would be a cool photograph.

you have to find balance between being in the moment and getting to where you want to be. you’ve got to appreciate where you are when you’re there.

I think there are lessons I’ve come to learn in retrospect, like not taking for granted the really small shows, which weren’t even my shows—just my turn to sing karaoke. Now I’m looking into a big crowd of people and I’m able to appreciate [those times] so much. You have to find balance between being … Continue reading you have to find balance between being in the moment and getting to where you want to be. you’ve got to appreciate where you are when you’re there.