Tue
25
Oct '11

On Silence, Writing Sober and Loving Myself

Photo credit - Lori Paquette

I don’t want to be the girl that has to fill the silence…
The quiet scares me ’cause it screams the truth.

~ Lyrics from “Sober” by P!nk

I had come to terms with the silence on my blog.

I was comfortable in not needing to fill the space.

I was lying to myself. (more…)

Thu
5
May '11

Unusual Friendship

Photo credit: PetFoto.com

Judgment is a slippery slope and it starts with fear every time. S.D.J.

I had the most delicious conversation today with a dear friend. Someone I’ve known since 2004. Someone I have spent up to 4 hours with on the phone in one sitting.. Someone who has provided emotional and even financial support at some of my darkest times. (more…)

Wed
30
Mar '11

Still Breathing

I know it’s been awhile.

I’ve missed you, too. 🙂

I’ve been writing.

A LOT.

Questioning.

EVERYTHING. (more…)

Thu
6
Jan '11

Pretty by Katie Makkai

I came across this poem a few months back through one of my tweeties, @RandomShelly. I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

I’ve become fascinated by the amount of time and energy that women I consider wickedly smart, talented, and totally kick-ass, spend on being considered “pretty” above anything else. (more…)

Mon
3
Jan '11

For Mom

Today would have been my mother’s 79th birthday.

I spent her last birthday with her 11 years ago in a hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She had been in and out of the hospital since the previous August with an infection whose source could not be pinpointed. (more…)