At 5:52pm Pacific time, I officially leave my 20’s behind and transition into my 30’s. It’s a very strange feeling, knowing that I will never again have an experience where I say “when I was in my 20’s I…”. This morning I was planning on indulging in sleeping in, but my body woke me at… Continue reading This is 30.
The truth is: I don’t really know what to say. Halfway through this year-long journey, it started to become clearer and clearer that I was going to fail…and fail BIG. The practical truth: I cannot afford, for a multitude of reasons, to go to Macchu Picchu this year. Even though I planned, even though I… Continue reading Forgiveness.
This past Saturday marked 100 DAYS of “Before I Go Blog”! I, of course, had all kinds of BIG PLANS to mark that day- so many ideas for posts and where I would be by this point. But when I looked at this long list of ideas, guess what? I got overwhelmed. And when I get… Continue reading “Relax. It’s gonna be OK”
I needed answers. I was quite literally walking around my house with absolutely no direction or intention except trying to quiet the relentless ticker tape in my mind playing the same sentence over and over: “What should I do?” So I stopped. I literally stopped and I said out loud, “OK. God, Dad, Aunt Patty,… Continue reading I Love You, Cheryl Strayed
I just finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat Pray Love” for the third time. I wrote last week about how every few years I take it off the shelf and read it in times of trouble, but let me be more specific: The first time I read it, I was 21 and entering my senior year of… Continue reading Rainbow Passages
I am in pain. I am overwhelmed, and I need help. And because for some reason completely unbeknownst to me I have decided to put all of this pain out into the ether for the world to see, I might as well tack on an embarrassing confession. A secret I’ve kept for years because it… Continue reading Pain.
Well, I did it. I went to a therapist. You know what made me pull the trigger? The 90’s Rom Com movie “French Kiss” starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. Let me explain: I hold allllll my emotional shit inside. I am perfectly aware that I do this. Maybe it’s the stoic Irish in me.… Continue reading “You people make my ass twitch”