Tattoo

I don’t have one. But I have many friends who have decorated their skins with stories and anecdotes, of heartbreaks and of life’s milestones. Colorful flowers that remind her of her mother. A quill that illustrates his passion. The lyrics of a song, embedded to the surface of her being, wanting it to be the last…

Ours

Ours was a story of truth and denial A heady rush of something that came too late A vision of what could be, should be, wouldn’t be Ours was sweet, and tender, and over. See? Ours was a story of perfection Just take evolution off the equation. All I’ve ever wanted was the you of…

Giving It Another Go

“My life has been the poem I would have writ But I could not both live and utter it.” ~Henry David Thoreau OK, I can’t remember the last time I wrote on this blog. I could check, but I already know that it’s been too darn long. I keep a journal, but as a writer (or a…

It Could Be Worse

I am currently reading Mitch Albom’s newest book, The First Phone Call from Heaven. I might write a review once I’m finished, but for now, a particular passage got me thinking: “Bad news has no limit.” At 27 years old, I felt like I’ve been tossed from one emotion to another more than most people…

The Glad Game Begins

You look at other people and wonder what emotional wars they’ve won or lost. Wonder whether that pesky, er, perky office mate ever know what it’s like to watch her family go hungry. You look at this jolly, old fellow and try to find worry in his eyes. Sitting next to a stranger on a…

You Had a Bad Day

What do you do when things get rough? When LIFE gets tough. When every decision is a big risk. When you simply had a bad day. No. You don’t think of positive things. You can’t, ’cause you’re too blinded by realities to escape to your happy place right away. Problems won’t go away just because…

How to Dream Big While Keeping Yourself Grounded

I am probably one of millions of people in their 20s whose life revolves around a corporate job and salary; family and home bills; and friends and mini reunions. It’s confusing, right? Those magazine articles I used to ignore about maintaining a work-life balance is definitely no joke. I bet you feel like your week…

What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

I saw this post on Tumblr, and it got me thinking. If you stop and mulled over what you’d do and what you’ll become if failure is impossible, the possibilities are endless! Let’s you and I travel back to my history of “failures” shall we? Just for fun. 😉 Now, what would I do if…

To Blog or Not to Blog?

I guess by now we all know the answer to that. 🙂 It’s 2012 and everybody has long since been inured to the basics of blogging. Everybody but me, that is. This is my very first blog entry on my very first blog…er, spot? Hurray! I’m not really sure why I’m doing this. God knows…