Thursday, April 2, 2015

On Pride & Loneliness

I have been a loner for a long time, both on purpose and by accident. I am a pretty textbook introvert – I love my alone/quiet time, I need it to recharge. It’s important to me. But more times than I would like to admit, I’ve been alone simply because life has worked out that way.  There have been many times through school – middle school, high school, college and grad school – where I have just found myself without people. Some close friends moved away. Others I thought were close friends just decided they had better things to do. Boyfriends decided they had people things to do… the list goes on...

Monday, March 16, 2015

You Are Replaceable

Words on words on words.....

Ok, before you get all depressed from the title, hear me out. I promise it’s better than it sounds. Or it’s not. I suppose you can decide after you’re done reading this. Or don’t. Do what you want….I don’t run your life…

For many of us, there’s something…this little nagging thing that we are procrastinating on doing. We put it to the back of our mind - making excuses or just generally ignoring it. Typically, it’s something that will be positive for ourselves, propelling us to another place or something we can contribute to others or the world.

….you’re thinking of it right now, aren’t you? You are! I can read your mind. Are you freaked out? Are you??

Well calm down. I’m not really reading your mind. Or am I….

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Why Being Safe is Irresponsible

There comes a time/times in every man/woman/teen/young adult/babies life – when you have to look back and ask yourself – “what the heck have I been doing with my life??” For me, and for many of us, I think, the first time I legitimately thought that was when I turned 25. I’d been sailing through life – got through college, got a job that I kind of didn’t really like, was paying my bills and had just stared dancing – and one day I looked up and freaked out.

All my life I’d been making choices that I thought were correct because they didn’t rock the boat. They put me on the “right” path. I had a 9-5, I paid my bills, I was nice, I brushed my teeth, wore clean draws – for all intents and purposes, I was living a responsible life. And then, I had a revelation of sorts - revelate with me after the jump

Monday, August 25, 2014

Modesty, Honestly

Summer is winding down already and the 400° + days (#hyperbole) (can you hashtag a blog post??)  are swiftly coming to an end. Dressing for those can be a challenge. All you really want to wear is nothing, but that's not allowed most places. Also, you should wear clothes in public...always, just because. I got into a conversation the other day about this and the concept of modesty. How do you balance wanting to be comfortable, being comfortable showing some skin, but not over-doing it, which, really, is a fluid concept depending on how/where you grew up. An interesting discussion, I think. Let's get into it after the jump: