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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…

woman sitting on table not feeling beautiful

I don’t feel beautiful, often

I have struggled with acne for most of my 20’s. I hate talking about it because it truly embarasses me. There are days when I stare at my face for much longer than I should because I genuinely do not…

view of city from hill

Walking through lonely

I have spent most of my life being Miss Congeniality. Five minutes with me and I think it’s safe to say – I am all fun and games, easy going, and love, love, love to laugh. I carry my light…

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