“Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am next to him in bed. He is reading his book. I am reading mine. His book looks boring. I decide this as I am peering over his shoulder instead of at the pages I wish he were reading with me. My book is better. I tell him that as I vie for his […]

IF I COULD SAVE TIME IN A BOTTLE

I do not have time… I knew I was running out of time yesterday around three pm. I looked at the clock, down at my list of orders, up at my calendar of appointments and… I do not have time. ‪#‎whiterabbit‬ “You have plenty of time,” my boyfriend reassured me. “It’s only the afternoon.” I […]

HAPPILY EVER AFTER: THERE ARE MANY PATHS TO THE SAME END

Things are going really, really, REALLY, good for me right now. I’m emphasizing because I remember some months back being a different story. Three months back I was crying my eyes out with a broken heart. We broke up again. This time for good. Drama much? I do not know why I let myself suffer […]

HIS AND HER CAVES: HOW TO LIVE IN A SPLIT HOUSE

“You took down our kisstletoe,” my heart sank to see he had reached up to remove one of the last few traces of me left in his bedroom, that used to be our room together. He glanced at the mistletoe like it was nothing. “Yeah, it’s not Christmas anymore.” I grew quiet, dim like a […]

KEEP THE FAITH. KEEP THE FOCUS.

Today is day seven of the Oxygen Magazine fitness challenge. I woke up this morning to a stomach tied in knots, with a heart racing, and now I am pacing. I feel anxious, nervous, and tight. I can’t quite find my center. Breathe. I take a deep breath, in through the nose and out through […]

WHY MY EX-BOYFRIEND IS NOW MY ROOMATE

I make sure to let him know how much I love him and that missing him would have never been my choice. “You are going to be a hard man to forget,” I wrote to him two weeks after our break-up as I was crying and he was not. He wrote back to say, “I […]

IF YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS, DON’T FOCUS ON THEM.

I unplugged for almost 48 hours. This means that I have more than a few people to get back in touch with today and I am also behind schedule on editing. Yesterday I spent snuggled on the couch with my boyfriend watching Clint Eastwood movies. The week before was a heavy one for us on […]