Learning to trust your inner voice/instinct.
July 4th, 2019 reignited my writing muse. Following a long but fun day of boating, paddle boarding, cold beers and good food, our crowd settled down to watch the show. Fireworks exploded into brilliant colors in the dark sky, causing people to oooh and aaah while dogs cowered and whimpered. There I sat, next to … Continue reading Deal Breakers
We all put a lot of effort into certain aspects of our lives: ones of high priority, ones that offer peace, ones where we can thrive, ones that allow us to connect with others. Sometimes I put too much effort, (as my kids would say, "you are doing the most") and I end up disappointed, … Continue reading Things That Make You Go…Delete.
Historically, the word chivalry combines the religious, moral, and social code of a Knight. Back in the day, knights were expected to be violent and victorious on the battlefield but gentle and God-fearing outside of battle. Fast forward to the days where knights are a thing of the past. In the 19th+ century courting/dating world, … Continue reading Chivalry: Wanted Dead Or Alive?
The launch of the 2017 holiday season presented a beautiful day. My friend and I were enjoying a stroll in downtown Frederick when we countered a brand new consignment shop. We wandered in and discovered it to be an upscale consignment shop with amazing vintage clothing, shoes, and jewelry. The store's contents made sugarplums dance … Continue reading Creeper Series: All Dressed Up
Have you ever been set up on a date and showed up to discover he brought a date? Yup, that happened to me. Last night. Well to be fair, he did not know it was a date. My friend thought he and I might have a lot in common and that we might like each … Continue reading Bad Date Santa
Freedom. Divorce brought with it many trials, tribulations, sadnesses and disappointments. But it also brought with freedom, delicious and exhilarating. All of a sudden I got to completely choose, aside from my kids' schedules, how I would spend my time and with whom I would spend it. I planned to be a lot choosier than … Continue reading Creeper Series: Arousal in the Trousers
Being in a place where you are questioning your own self-worth and blaming others for why things don't go your way is a horrible place to be. It didn't take long before I realized I had some self reflection and inventory to do. Work. Work on myself. This is tough. Who wants to go there? … Continue reading Brighter Paths
One Thursday evening, Mr. No Show texted me, "Hey there. I am at Firestone's and I was hoping to see you here." This was a few weeks after he didn't show up at Firestone's for our agreed "date." Very odd. I was still stinging a bit from the rejection. No apology and no explanation. So … Continue reading Dark Alleys
Hearing Beethoven's "Fur Elise" offers me grace, strength, and courage. But when is the last time you heard that song come up on somebody's playlist or on the radio? Never? Same here. So I have to conjure it up in my head when I need grace, strength, and courage. Strange, and possibly crazy, I know. … Continue reading Fear of the No-Show