10 Ways to Say ‘I Do’ Without Going Bankrupt

When my then-boyfriend asked for my hand in marriage November 2015, we were both full-time employees living in Tennessee. Not only were we living on our own, we now had to pay for a wedding. So, before we began planning, we sat down and set a budget of $15,000. Knowing the average was about $35,329,…

You Can Never Be Prepared For A Loved One To Pass Away

I don’t think I’m going to be able to walk into a nursing home for a while. It’s just too painful for me and evokes too many memories. I don’t like to think of memories because then I’ll get sad and the waterworks will start. I’m afraid that once I start crying, I won’t be…

Here’s Hoping I Can Keep My Emotions Together

I’m in Greenville and I’m at Walmart picking out the curtains and garbage bags for our new apartment. I’m in my own world as I take a look around the store. My dad calls me, but doesn’t leave a message while I’m chatting away with my husband about shower curtains. I know that if my…

Making A Change In Your Life Isn’t Always A Bad Thing

I’m sitting in the clubhouse at my new apartment in Greenville. Instead of thinking about the emotional stress I’m about to endure when we officially move, I’m focusing on finding a job, my new life with my husband, hanging out with our friends who live here and making memories. If I were to think about…

My Husband And I Are Searching For Our Happiness

“It’s about $1,000 plus for an apartment in the north, so why don’t we look for places in the south?” my then-boyfriend asked me years ago. We were searching for jobs in Tennessee – because I always wanted to live there. So, he applied to a few jobs and boom, one day he got contacted,…

10 Things Never To Say To Someone Whose Been Dumped

“My boyfriend broke up with me – on Valentine’s Day,” my co-worker divulged to me. My response was what a dick. When she explained how he just wasn’t ready for a relationship, my next instinct was to say something like, “he probably wasn’t the guy for you.” But, I didn’t because I remember when I got…

Sorry, But Eating Healthy Doesn’t Make Me Weird

I’d rather eat food I made myself rather than a processed piece of shit that will mess up my stomach. I have a sensitive belly and when consumed the wrong food, the repercussions can ruin my day. I’ve been to the gastroenterologist loads of times and the doctor suggested cutting out meat to see if…

Goodbye To The “Friends” I Left Behind In 2016

In 2016, I lost two of my best friends. It wasn’t my fault either. Rather, it was both of them who to pushed me away subtly. The first one probably hurt more the other because I truly thought we had something good. She was the one I relied on while living in another state. She…

My Year In Review for 2016

Truth be told 2016 has been a shitty year for all of us. I overheard a woman talking to her friend about losing so many loved ones as well as celebrities this year. I haven’t lost anyone, but I’ve had a rough year. We started off the year with deciding whether he should look for…

Please Stop Saying Prince Charming Is Right Around The Corner

When I was single, I was so sick of people saying, “oh, it’s just not meant to be.” I’d cringe every time I’d hear someone mumble those damn words. I understand they were trying to make me feel better, but I just wanted to say shut the f**k up! It never made me feel at…

Let’s Talk About Frustration

I’m human and I get frustrated. We’re all human and frustration is part of life. But, it’s all in how you deal with it. Do you let it get you down? Do you let it get to you so badly that you stop trying? This is when it’s a problem. There are days when I’m…