don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars; seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing, it’s okay not to be okay. sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart; but tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising, there’s nothing wrong with who you are.

The last few days must have been the calm before the storm.  Then again, nothing was calm about this week besides the moments with Max and/or a glass of wine.  But even with Max by my side last night, with his adorable smile and innocent laugh, my head started spinning.  Soon pounding.  And when I stood … Continue reading don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars; seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing, it’s okay not to be okay. sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart; but tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising, there’s nothing wrong with who you are.

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why you gotta look so sad. why’d you pick today. don’t talk yourself out of this. we’re all afraid. they say it comes when you don’t look, so I’ll help you look away. you always try to make me smile. let me do the same.

I listened to the song  Until You Won Me Over by Trent Dobbs (which includes lyrics that also serve as the title of this post) over and over again yesterday.  For some reason I found comfort in these words.  They were not only soothing, but they were also a bit encouraging. It's no secret on my … Continue reading why you gotta look so sad. why’d you pick today. don’t talk yourself out of this. we’re all afraid. they say it comes when you don’t look, so I’ll help you look away. you always try to make me smile. let me do the same.

they say summer love is fleeting. but sometimes what starts as a fling can lead to the real thing.

It shouldn't come as a surprise, but there's been no summer love for this girl.  Zilch. Nada. Niente.  Besides the green-shirted one night stand a few months ago, I have spent my summer nights in the company of many entertaining guests, sensational girlfriends, and an adorable toddler named Max.  Actually, those are the only people in Chicago that I wanted … Continue reading they say summer love is fleeting. but sometimes what starts as a fling can lead to the real thing.

words are only words on a piece of paper unless you find a way to put meaning behind them.

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. Maya Angelou I wish I could sing.  Or dance.  Gosh, watching So You Think You Can Dance always leaves me wishing I could express myself and inspire others like those dancers can.  Some days I wish I … Continue reading words are only words on a piece of paper unless you find a way to put meaning behind them.

day- dream- er.

There's no way I could describe him. What I've said is just what I'm hoping for. Daydreamer by Adele Usually after a weekend in Pittsburgh with my family, I feel refreshed and rejuvenated.  I'm typically ready to get back to the grind in Chicago, and the lights and sounds of the city immediately awaken my … Continue reading day- dream- er.

show (you) all the beauty you possess, if you only let yourself believe.

'Let yourself believe' was the phrase that found a way into my wine-induced mind last night.  As I walked home from Jenny's condo after a few hours of friend time and guilty pleasure reality TV, I hung out tightly to these three words hopeful that I'd remember in the morning.  As expected, I forgot them.  However, … Continue reading show (you) all the beauty you possess, if you only let yourself believe.

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.