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.

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you look at the world with large brown eyes searching, believing, always wondering why.

I really don't know where to begin.  Gosh, I don't even know what to say.  But I do feel like I need to say something. For my own sake, I need to say something.  On my last post I shared that I had a big decision to make, and I'm (sorta) happy to report that I … Continue reading you look at the world with large brown eyes searching, believing, always wondering why.

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.

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.

love, save the empty. save me.

"I used to have an appetite for my life but now it is gone. I want to go some place where I can marvel at something."   ~Elizabeth Gilbert, "Eat Pray Love" For reasons unbeknownst to yours truly, my appetite has vanished.  Literally and figuratively.  As far as food goes, all I seem to be desiring … Continue reading love, save the empty. save me.

there’s nowhere else i’d rather be

Just like Fight Club, the first rule of volunteering at the children's hospital is: You cannot talk about volunteering at the children's hospital.   I'll do my best not to break the rule, but I'm going to bend it as much as I can.  After another blah day at work, I knew that kid therapy was … Continue reading there’s nowhere else i’d rather be