things must go

I own no furniture. My semi-new place is perfect for the timing. When I responded to the listing, not only was the price right, it also said “furnished.” Minimalism was…

being different or making a difference

It is easy to dye your hair purple (sorry Wiz Khalifa). Anyone could get an eyebrow piercing or never eat McDonald’s again. Question though: behind those actions, is there a…

to the very last breath

Wedged between a pack of playing cards and my birth certificate, the program flyer from Paw Paw’s funeral sits on my desk. I’ve moved it once since relocating to this…

when doors don’t open

The other day, my back was in pain. Lately, I’ve made it a habit to get in a morning run before work. But I’ve recently moved to a new neighborhood.So…

be here, while you’re here

“If you open up to the world, the world will eventually open up to you.” – Me It sounds good. Perhaps it’s true. Or at least there’s a grain of…

future-self is right now

Some days I awake and I’m ambitious and want to catapult myself closer to my dreams. I’m focused, I’m on the schedule, I make the extra effort. But other days…

how i messed up at gratitude

Every Monday, I’ve tried to make a habit out of sending an email of gratitude or a word of encouragement to someone, whether they are a close friend or a…

the cult of they

Santa Claus is not real. I’m sorry if I’ve ruined it for you. Well, no I’m really not sorry. I can’t quite remember at what age I found this out….