What I Said I Would

“So, how’s that book coming along?” I grit my teeth and close my eyes, dreading the interaction that’s about to take place. “Oh…you know. It’s coming. Slow, but that’s progress for ya.” “How many pages do you have?” Curse you friend who knows I am avoiding this question. “Like 8. I’m at 8 pages. But I have an outline. And I’ve just been really busy lately with work,” I sputter, […]

 

Playing the Victim

My 20s haven’t exactly gone the way I anticipated they would. Shocker. The expectations we carry in life are often thwarted. My timelines don’t always play out. Teleportation still isn’t a thing (though I maintain that if they can fax a paper, they can fax a person). Major life milestones aren’t always met. Some of it is my fault. Some of it is outside of my control. And some of […]

 

Adding to the Noise

Recently, there have been many-a-blog post regarding personal convictions flying around the old internet machine. Not to mention all the political garbage floating around cyberspace. This is not my take on any of those “issues.” Quite frankly, I don’t think grey areas of personal conviction are the problem. I think the problem is our culture’s obsession with telling people that they are wrong just because they believe something that we […]

 

So, You're Going to Change the World?

I’m going to change the world. There was a point in time when I threw that sentence around a lot, especially in the social media spheres. And I am not alone. It has become somewhat of an impassioned battle cry. We are the generation of change, charity, awareness, and empathy; this is an incredible thing.  We desire to make an impact, to leave behind us a trail of good deeds, or to […]

 

Dating is a Privilege

I used to believe that in order to date someone, I had to know within the initial 34 minutes of our first hang-out if I was going to marry them or not. I read somewhere once that you’re supposed to know in the first 34 minutes. I don’t know who said it, but looking back I would like to egg their house. Mock me if you wish, but you know […]

 

Shut The Cup Up

“I’ll have a grande cold brew.” Standard order, standard day, though I did noticed that the holiday drinks were displayed on the Starbucks blackboard and the red cups were noticeably visible on the counter. Huh. Cool design. I mean, I probably would have chosen a more burgundy/red ombré, but to each their own.  A red cup is a red cup, am I right? Especially when your red cup is actually […]