“Are you looking forward to seeing your family?” I ask my VP on Monday. I know the reason she was going back home wasn’t exactly a happy reunion because it was her brother’s memorial, but I still asked. She began to get emotional, which wasn’t my intent when I originally inquired. “I’ve been thinking about it and I guess I just haven’t accepted it,” she … Continue reading Emptiness, It’s Such A Horrible Feeling
When the Orlando shooting happened in 2016, I wrote a blog post stating I no longer feel safe in this world. Then, when I heard the news that 17 people – 17 INNOCENT people – were killed at Parkland High school in Florida, I felt sick. How would our government continue to let that happen and not step in? Why do we have to fight … Continue reading We are Living In a Scary World…..
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 dad called me, the conversation wasn’t going to be a … Continue reading Here’s Hoping I Can Keep My Emotions Together
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 how I won’t see my family or friends for a … Continue reading Making A Change In Your Life Isn’t Always A Bad Thing
Some might disagree with this statement I’m about to make, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I believe in life, we get one ‘great love.’ There, I said it. For those who get re-married because their spouse passed or they got a divorce, it could be possible that their next love will be even better than their previous, but it doesn’t work in all … Continue reading You Get One “Great Love” In Life
Little girls shouting on a balcony along with an older man, who I presume is their grandfather. They sound excited and cheerful on the day after Thanksgiving. I continue to walk Ollie as the cool breeze blows my hair from side to side. I scrunch my eyes because of the win thinking about the holidays. 28 days until the next holiday, Christmas. Three weeks until … Continue reading A Thanksgiving of Firsts
When life challenges you with a difficult decision, you either sink or swim. You either complain or deal with the situation thinking how much you have learned/grew from the experience. It’s true when they say you don’t know your own strength until you go through a hardship. Life can surprise you at times. Whether it’s good or bad, it can make or break you. Recently, … Continue reading You Never Know Your Own Strength Until You Go Through A Hardship