I’ve Been Using This Sunscreen Forever, But Now I Will Be More Careful!

You've had a family trip to the beach planned now for months. Everyone has been getting their things ready, and you can feel the excitement rippling through the air. The kids have spent massive amounts of time packing their "favorite things" (aka: half their room) into their suitcases. You know you'll inevitably have to go [...]

Small Town Living And Why I Know Nothing About It

I have been living a lie for the last eleven years. Day in and day out I would go about my mundane life just completely clueless to reality. I've, unknowingly, lied to my friends and family about my existence for years. It is with an embarrassed and heavy heart I now have to admit: I [...]


Hi family! Yes, you all are family, not just friends and followers. It really does take a tribe, and I couldn't travel this road without each and every one of you. You lift me up, make my days brighter, and are there for me to "talk" to, even on my hard days. Thank you! So, [...]

Hello. Is there anybody out there?

It has recently come to my attention that I have not written in a while. I think I have been avoiding it. My body is about the same. I'm on oral immunosuppressants. This is in place of the chemo I did last year. They are great (I'm lying). Sometimes I wonder what would happen if [...]

This probably isn’t a good one to read if you need motivation.

I have not disappeared. I've had a hard last month or so. My head is not screwed on correctly, but .... I was going to say I'm working on it, but I'm really not. I want to just feel what I want to feel for a bit. I just want to exist in this limbo [...]


I'm obsessed. I'm ridiculously obsessed with pearls ... or maybe it's the oysters ... or maybe both. I just love the look of each individual shell, the crack that initiates the opening, and the reveal of the surprise, one-of-kind pearl inside. The shucking craze is here to stay, and I'm hooked. I'll admit, I was [...]

9th Planet

So, no biggie, there might be a ninth planet in our solar system. WHAT?!? I would say there IS a ninth planet, but it has yet to actually be seen. No, I'm not talking about poor, downgraded to dwarf planet, Pluto (don't worry, Pluto, I still believe in you). I'm talking about the "hidden" planet [...]

My Besties

I am weird. I fully admit this. I'm not like stalker weird, but I do have best friends who don't realize I am alive, let alone know that we are best friends. Is that crazy? I blame my weird friend acquisition completely on social media. A year ago I had friends, friends of the reach-out-and-touch-them [...]

World record holder

Is there a World Record for the world's clumsiest person? If so, I would like to submit my name for consideration. I don't know what the verification process entails, but I believe I would win, hands down! Need proof? Exhibit A: Picture it. It's 1980. I'm five years old, dressed in a light pink leotard, [...]