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.

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“…then she stopped thinking…only feeling.”

I thought it was a feeling.  I thought it felt like love.  But what did I know about love?  The feeling I had been so unfamiliar, completely raw and bittersweet, so I thought it was felt like love...based on what other people described it as feeling like.  I really believed that I loved him; however, I sit here … Continue reading “…then she stopped thinking…only feeling.”

if you really need me- ever- i am there. xoxo.

My Couch & Me: The perfect way to end a Moan-day.  Along with my new favorite OU tee-shirt, leggings, pigtail braids, and a blanket wrapped around me and my cold-inflicted body.  (Blah.)  And even better, I got to enjoy a new episode of my guilty pleasure, Gossip Girl, and in particular, one particular story line between Blair, … Continue reading if you really need me- ever- i am there. xoxo.

this moment contains all moments.

This moment contains all moments. (C.S. Lewis)  Today I recall the moment in 4th grade during our annual St. Mary's Kennywood Day, when I learned firsthand that when a boy tries spitting on you from the swings it's not because he doesn't like you but that he does.  That summer day in June 1994 may … Continue reading this moment contains all moments.

you can sense that she is guarded…that’s alright.

I'm sorry.  There I was, a few days ago, saying that I use this blog as an open & honest format to help others in similar circumstances realize that they aren't the only one... but I haven't been being honest about what I've been going through lately.  Mostly it's because I haven't had too much time on my hands, … Continue reading you can sense that she is guarded…that’s alright.

drop everything now…meet me in the pouring rain…kiss me on the sidewalk…take the pain away.

Standing on the platform in Evanston waiting for the Purple Line last night after work, a chill came over me.  All I wanted was someone to put their arm around me.  Is that asking too much?  I tell you this because after having that thought, I immediately had another thought: That's not typical for me.  … Continue reading drop everything now…meet me in the pouring rain…kiss me on the sidewalk…take the pain away.