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If you’re feeling purposeless in #coronatimes

If you’re reading this, you’re either in mandatory self-quarantine, social distancing, or at a healthcare facility. We’ve been avoiding travel and keeping to ourselves.  The more I watch the news or step into an empty grocery store, the more nervous…

2020-decade

Ten to Twenty – The Decade Recap

At the start of the decade, I graduated from high school. At my graduation prayer meeting, my then almost roommate and I made a vow that we would “blossom in college.” And genuinely, I thought I would. I was ready…

snitches

Snitches get stitches

A friend of mine thought I had “snitched” about an issue important to her. That wasn’t the case. Somehow, someone found out and that news had gone through the land. Often the way it does when you belong to a…

treasure

Where lies your treasure?

Charles and I left New York City in a bit of a frenzy. We had abruptly lost a job and couldn’t afford to live in our Manhattan apartment. We hadn’t planned to leave New York, and we sure as hell,…

why i chose counseling

Most of my life, my mom never sat still. There was always something to put away, wipe, clean, and check off her to do list.  This is a quality I inherited from her.  As much as I’d love to be…

A wedding dress cry

My mom and I are in a high-maintenance, long-distance relationship. She is my life confidante and was the ultimate cheerleader to my wedding year.   She had been watching and praying for this moment her whole life. Charles’ walking into…

i don’t love you more than my daddy

When I was applying to college, my parents didn’t loan me money to go away for school. My mom and dad, who have always known what is best for me, decided this wasn’t what they were willing to spend money…

Choosing to choose

My family was a little upset with me when I went to visit my future in-laws for the first time. According to a rule I knew nothing about until I broke it, I was supposed to meet them with my…

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