Four Years and Counting–and Where is this Going?


It's crazy to think I've been at this for four years. I haven't necessarily been your average blogger. I haven't found one particular niche I could pigeon hole myself in and rock at. But that was never what this was about. It's been a selfish outlet, but I hope some of it is entertaining-- if…

Final Thoughts: Saying Goodbye to NYC


I normally don't share my journal entries. It's my one safe place from the peering eyes of everything else I write. These, I suspect, are the woes of someone who has made it her goal to write for a living. Some days I want to go back to writing just for me. To figure things…

Subways and Other Adventures


The first time I got on the New York subway three and a half weeks ago I immediately envied the seasoned New Yorkers. While I was holding on for dear life, they were completely lax and swaying with the squealing turns of the tracks. I felt like I had landed feet first, precariously jerked forward…

Embracing Free Fall


Have you ever had those stomach lurching dreams as you seemingly fall through endless space, only to be jolted awake? They say it comes from anxiety that builds up in real life and overflows into your dreams. Yet this is one thing some people experience when awake. In fact, I'd say it's pretty much what a…

Making Life a Weekend


The end of the week is here! And while I am definitely a TGIF gal these days, I also know it's a sticky rut to get out of. So, here are the things that inspire me all days of the week and remind me that happiness isn't just confined to the weekend.  "Celebrate today for…

The Shifting of Seasons


I've changed out of my bulky jackets and the scarves have been put away. The sun isn't hidden behind clouds and the breeze finally feels warm and sweet from the purple blooms on the vine by my house. I'm thawing out. My winter is over.   I don't live on the East Coast, but my winter…

Spring Cleaning and Thoreau


Ahhh...warm sun, banging swing doors, and iced drinks are here.... or at least it is getting closer every day. (©LiveSimplyKMM.wordpress.com)Which means I found myself opening up my bedroom window and looking at the craziness that is my closet in disbelief. Could I really have that many shoes? I've never been a self-proclaimed shoe obsessor (books on…