I Decided Motherhood Just Isn't For Me: Here's Why

  I’m 33 years old and I'm lucky enough to be engaged to the kindest, most loving man I’ve ever known. It’s an exciting time in my life; I’ve been dreaming of this for years while fearing that it may never actually come to fruition. As exciting a...

Let's talk about lemons

  This probably sounds really trite and pointless, but bear with me.  My dear readers, you must know by now that I end up making a point that blows your mind at least 83% of the time (and yes, that is a TV reference).  I want to take a moment to...

I am that girl in the mirror: a poem about bullying

  I am that girl in the mirror       I was that girl in the mirror Scrutinizing every curve Voices invading my head Voices of all of my dread Hearing that hurtful F word Louder they get the longer I look Feeling all...

The Gift Exchange: Food for Thought

As a writer, I love silently observing people and turning my observations into the most poignant of stories.  If I can make you think about something real without even trying, I've done my job.  This one came to me today as I was walking and thinking...

8 Simple Rules for Dating Me (or any other strong woman)

8 Simple Rules for Dating Me (or any other strong woman)   8. Stop thinking that friendship is the worst thing that could possibly happen to you.  If you are the type who will decline a friendship with me simply because it does not offer you...

Overrun: A First-hand Account of Surviving a Supply Run

I approach the door of the mega-store cautiously, attempting to ascertain the peril I'm in.  What I discover is not good.  As I'd feared, the store is overrun.  I can see them shuffling around the store very slowly, going random directions with no...

Every day is Independence Day when you're "hard to get"

  It has been a full three years since my big long decade-wasting relationship ended, and  I've gone through many strange psychological phases during this time.  I've been completely shut off from the world at times, other times I've been desperate...

Questions I have about the upcoming X-Files reboot

As we have all heard by now, my favorite 90's show is coming back to TV!  The original series started when I was 9, and I was hooked from the start.  I watched every episode multiple times, and dreamed of becoming an FBI agent someday.  David Duchovny...

Dealbreakers: A Necessary Evil

  Anyone who has been single for en extended period of time will tell you how much the dating game sucks.  It's exhausting, frustrating, and overwhelmingly unsuccessful most of the time.  I'm sure everyone gets to the point where they just feel...

2014: Exciting leg of my journey; Far from my destination

  Can you believe 2014 is almost over?  This was a pretty big year for me.  First of all, it was my first full year living in North Carolina.  As expected, I still love it down here and don't want to move anywhere else for now.  The success I've...

Why I should be a mom but I'm not

I’m the type of woman who has always wanted to be a mom, but, at the same time, find the concept incredibly scary.  Being responsible for the health and wellbeing of another human seems like a pretty major task, especially when that person begins...

I relate to Ted Mosby, and this is why

I love watching How I Met Your Mother.  It’s not just the infectious humor that draws me to the show.  It’s the raw, real emotion that is behind so many scenes in the show.  I especially relate to Ted Mosby, and not only because we are both from...

Random Thoughts About the Upcoming Holidays

I love fall, even more now that I live in a place where it doesn’t lead to an actual winter.  I love the cooler temperatures, wearing cute jeans and boots, the sudden influx of everything pumpkin-flavored, and especially Thanksgiving.  It is my...

The Down Side of Feminism and Success

I am a businesswoman.  I worked my way up from my first McJob, put myself through college, and busted my ass to get to the point where I can finally claim some kind of success in life.  Why, then, do I still feel unsuccessful?  It’s because, when you...

5 Benefits of Being Unpopular in High School

Ah, high school.  Chances are, it was either the best four years of your life or the worst.  In the movies, we see only the bad things that happen to unpopular kids : the ridicule, practical jokes, and complete disregard for their humanity.  As it...

Invisible Bruises: My Story of Abuse

The story I'm about to tell is one of love and of pain, of weakness and ultimate strength.  It's a story of survival.  I've read several accounts of abusive relationships and I've never told mine because I never classified it as that.  I thought that,...