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…

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…

The Beginning and the End


It is an extremely odd feeling sitting here at my parent's dining room table writing this post, especially as M and I wrap up our year with our six year anniversary. This month will probably go in the books as the strangest one yet. Not for any particular reason. It's a multitude of things. My…

When to stop and when to keep going


So, I recently was working hard on a new post, only to find out all my subscribers got e-mailed out a drafted version of it. Needless to say, I am feeling unhappy this occurred. I was really excited about my post and getting to share it with everyone. It has been a few days in…

Out of Left Field


I will be honest, in my short time on earth, I've never really experienced debilitating disappointment. Of course I've had my share of not passing a test, not getting a job, not having things go as planned... all things that don't really shake my foundation. You get up and move on. They test you, but…

Kids say the darnest things…


Today I was rummaging through my closet at home and figured it was time to sort through all that childhood nostalgia. It has always been hard for me to judge what I will appreciate having kept and what I really just need to throw out. I was one of those kids that had an incredibly…