Dear Younger Self

I know I put you through hell.  I know I made life difficult for you when it could have all been so simple.  I know I made you believe things that were untrue.  For that, I’m sorry.  But in spite of all the things I put you through, you still survived, and I’m so glad…

Unfairly Judged

She gets up in the morning, looks in the mirror and realizes it’s going to be one of those days again.  She loathes her legs and the absence of a thigh gap.  She doesn’t even take the bus to school because the ruts in the road makes her body jiggle.   She chooses to wear…

Hard Times Are Good Times

Sometimes we are taken into troubled waters not to drown but to be cleansed. We like making things easier on ourselves.  We are obsessed with making things better, bigger, and faster.  But when we see how productive our findings are, we’re not satisfied or content.  We continue to obsess about making it even better, even…

The Little Letter with the Big Mouth

Joe and Tom were identical twins.  They were so identical that even their mother found it difficult to distinguish one from the other, at least during their initial days on earth. However, they were very different from each other when it came to everything other than their appearance.  Joe had no friends, while Tom was…

40 Lists You Can Make

If you know me, you know I love lists.  And if you really know me, you know that my saying I only love lists is an understatement.  If there’s even a slight opportunity for me to make a list, I will make a list.  I can’t get enough of them! They’re organized and, well I’m…

10/10/10 (Part 3)

Go to: Part 1, Part 2 Slipping into her one black dress, she looked into the mirror one last time, readjusted her already neat bun and tried to avoid the regret filling her eyes.  She pulled the sleeves of her dress over her bruised arms, flinching as she did so, but tried to make her way to…

10/10/10 (Part 2)

Go to: Part 1 If there was ever a night when a car was pushed to its limits, tonight would’ve been that night.  If there was ever a night where praying was used to the fullest, tonight would’ve been that night.  Never before had John had such a shot of adrenal rush through his body.  His…

Why Patience is Key (and how to acquire it)

You know that feeling when you’re late for an appointment, and there’s a traffic jam?  Yeah, that’s the absence of patience, and that absence makes you feel antsy.  It feels awful, it gets you nowhere, and you end up feeling inadequate because it helped nothing.   And yet, we keep doing it.  We keep getting…

10/10/10 (Part 1)

Lightning rippled across the sky, followed by the all too familiar sound of thunder.  The rain wasn’t letting up, but the driver of a BMW X3 wasn’t either. “Look, Ann, if you don’t get serious about what you’re going to do with your life, and soon, it’s going to be too late.” Yada yada yada…why…

News Flash

I’ve got some news to share, about this blog.  I love doing writings, but I also love writing stories, so I’ve decided to incorporate that into this blog. I’ve always enjoyed writing stories, especially when I could add meaning to them while still keeping it interesting.   And I know that for me, stories can…

Stop Hating Yourself

It’s easy to be hard on yourself.  It’s easy to run yourself into the ground.  It’s easy to hate yourself. And it sucks!  It sucks that it’s so easy. It sucks that we seem to have this insane goal in life to run ourselves down, constantly.  Maybe it’s our way of punishing ourselves for the…

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

Staying positive in a world filled with stress, fear and anxiety isn’t easy.  And it won’t always be possible.  But if you don’t strive for a healthy mindset, you won’t be able to thrive and make the change you’ve always wanted to make or leave the mark you’ve always wanted to leave. Just to be…