and now we meet on a street, and i am blind. i cannot find the heart i gave you. sometimes what we think we really want we don’t. sometimes what we think we love we don’t.

As I sit in the bedroom of my childhood and adolescent days, I am nearly haunted by the ghosts of crushes past.  Gosh, how many boys did I go to bed thinking about in this room?  Well, if we could middle school then it may get a little tricky.  So scratch that, and let's only … Continue reading and now we meet on a street, and i am blind. i cannot find the heart i gave you. sometimes what we think we really want we don’t. sometimes what we think we love we don’t.

all girls, they wanna have fun. that’s all they really want.

For the past week this girl found herself really wanting to find comfort in the arms of a boy.  Fortunately for her, she was able to find just that.  While last Wednesday proved to be an emotionally destructive day, it did bring about a new friendship in the form of a guy who needed as much … Continue reading all girls, they wanna have fun. that’s all they really want.

even on my weakest days, i get a little bit stronger.

The stuff that we go through in life- the negative and the knocks- we can choose to take us down, or we can choose to stand up or rise up and make us even more brilliant and beautiful. ~Mia Michaels~ The truth is that I haven't felt like myself for a while now.  My workouts stopped … Continue reading even on my weakest days, i get a little bit stronger.

what are you so afraid of? why are you feeling scared? what’s the worst that’s gonna happen?

"Sadness be gone, let's be people who deserve to be loved, who are worthy, cause we are worthy." ~ Annie in Happythankyoumoreplease We talk about it.  We think about it. We over think (about) it.  We dream about it. We listen to songs about it; while others sing those songs about it.  Some of us choose to write … Continue reading what are you so afraid of? why are you feeling scared? what’s the worst that’s gonna happen?

i know that i am nothing new. there’s so much more than me and you.

I can honestly say that I've never been so impressed by a guy in my life.  That alone makes it obvious that I'm crushing on someone- oh gosh, I even got weak in the knees before seeing him once.  Anyways, he's pretty fantastic.  Better than any fantasy my imaginative mind could concoct.  Certainly one of those guys … Continue reading i know that i am nothing new. there’s so much more than me and you.

and if you wait for someone else’s hand, you will surely fall down.

As a writer, I am always looking to be inspired by people; by words; by music.  Anything & Everything.  I keep my eyes, mind, and heart opened because I've learned that you never know when something is going to hit you.  In watching this week's episode of So You Think You Can Dance, I found Travis Wall's choreography & … Continue reading and if you wait for someone else’s hand, you will surely fall down.

oh becca & kenna, don’t you ever grow up. it could stay this simple.

As I rode back from Midway Airport early Tuesday morning, I turned on the Becca & Kenna playlist that my weekend guests made me only to find myself crying happy tears as Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift played.  After spending a weekend with my 18-year old cousin, Becca, and her best friend, Kenna, I couldn't help but wonder … Continue reading oh becca & kenna, don’t you ever grow up. it could stay this simple.

“i’m sure i’ll find a way to ruin this somehow.”

Well kids, the sun has been shining here in Chicago, allowing us to flirt with the notion that winter may F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. be on its way out the door.  So after the sad goodbyes to Kristin & Cindy (Kristin's mom) early this morning, I pulled myself together- as much as possible-  and headed downtown to the office.  As soon as … Continue reading “i’m sure i’ll find a way to ruin this somehow.”