take me back to the ball game?

In a matter of seconds, I went from a Chicago-living 27-year-old to my former 12-year old  self by simply seeing a "Frozen Lemonade" sign in the window this morning.  Before I knew it I was lost in memories of those summer days spent at my brother's baseball tournaments and all those Aunt Thelma's Old-Fashioned Lemonades that helped me beat the heat.  Besides … Continue reading take me back to the ball game?

remind me that i’m older, to be brave, smart, sweet, and bolder.

If someone were to ask me how my week went then I might very well have to plead the fifth.  I've crammed so much into these last few days that I'll fail to remember it all.  However, I will report that I'm feeling much better since my last post and, for me, that's what matters … Continue reading remind me that i’m older, to be brave, smart, sweet, and bolder.

look for the girl with the broken smile, ask her if she wants to stay awhile.

About a month ago, at a bar/coffee shop five blocks away from my old apartment in downtown Columbus, eight twentysomethings sat at table engaged in laughs and conversation.  If you need a visual, picture Central Perk minus the couch and many more beer glasses than coffee mugs.  Oh, I should also point out that most of these people met … Continue reading look for the girl with the broken smile, ask her if she wants to stay awhile.

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”

don’t let regret take place of the dreams you have to chase. you may fall down on your face…roll the dice and have some faith.

Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards. ~Soren Kierkegaard The quote above may be my very favorite quote ever and the most truthful one too.  Sometimes life isn't fair.  It doesn't always make sense.  I can attest to this with numerous stories filled with frustrations and unanswered questions... and I … Continue reading don’t let regret take place of the dreams you have to chase. you may fall down on your face…roll the dice and have some faith.

the last day of our lives

If you know me, really know me, you'll understand exactly why this song strikes a chord with me.  Because it has the same impact on you.  Do me a favor and listen to it.  Look at the lyrics.  If it doesn't remind you of someone/something now then maybe it will one day.  Songs like this … Continue reading the last day of our lives