let’s all sing it together: “it’s a small world after all”

To sum up this past weekend best, I'll say that, Chicago is a big city but it's such a small world.  The whirlwind that was this past weekend- and really week- reminded me of both of these concepts.  Take today (Sunday night is when I'm writing this) for instance.  Within an hour of waking up I found myself on a bus … Continue reading let’s all sing it together: “it’s a small world after all”

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unsent love letter mix tape: track 8

The post I wrote on Sunday, October 10th will explain the ideas behind the Unsent Love Letter Mix Tape series, and if it still doesn’t make sense to you, well then, at least it makes sense to me.  The writer.  The blogger.  The girl behind the computer.  Call me what you will but these are … Continue reading unsent love letter mix tape: track 8

good morning, hampton. how have you been?

This morning the stars aligned for me as I was appreciative of the opportunity to see a friend from the past...and then another.  It was the perfect way to start off my day back in Hampton (Pittsburgh, PA)-my hometown.  Within ten minutes I had reconnected with two important people from my life back in Hampton.  Two people … Continue reading good morning, hampton. how have you been?

hope you remember me when you’re homesick and need a change

We can all name someone who seems to know everyone.  Amanda (Porter) Carlyle is one of those people.  Every time I was with that girl we would constantly run into people that she knew: A friend from high school, English class, or bar the night before.  At first I found myself envious of her for … Continue reading hope you remember me when you’re homesick and need a change

the past is only a memory away

There's a big world out there. Bigger than prom, bigger than high school, and it won't matter if you were the prom queen or the quarterback of the football team or the biggest nerd.  Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it.    (Drew Barrymore) The irony that is my life is … Continue reading the past is only a memory away

happiness: a right or a privilege?

I can pinpoint three times in my life where I was truly happy.  The first was in 7th grade, and other than being on successful basketball and soccer teams; having hot, popular boyfriends; and enjoying the company of a surplus of good friends- or so I thought at that time- I'm not really sure what else … Continue reading happiness: a right or a privilege?

happy birthday, stef!

Happy Birthday to you, Stef!!  Yesterday was my dear friend/ Chicago sanity's birthday!!  Due to unforseen issues with my laptop's charger, yet again, I wasn't able to give her the post she so graciously deserves.  But instead, I was able to provide her with a lovely, filling dinner at Wilde's and deliciousness at Paciugo for … Continue reading happy birthday, stef!