Archive for November 2015

A trip down memory lane -- 100 blogs of Chicago, travel, single life, admissions, family and more

A trip down memory lane -- 100 blogs of Chicago, travel, single life, admissions, family and more
One Hundred Blogs. I honestly and slightly shocked that I’m at this point with Coming to Terms.  This post, the one you are reading right this second, is Coming to Terms 100th blog.  That’s right 100. Over 2 years ago, I wrote a letter to the editor at the Chicago Tribune.  Two guys from my high... Read more »

The best worst date story. Ever.

The best worst date story. Ever.
The best worst date story. Ever. This tale is not for the faint of heart. I don’t claim to be a saint, or one who doesn’t judge. I mean, I’m on Tinder for fuck’s sake. I’m clearly no angel. I have a certain type I usually lean towards: a great smile, eyes that seem to... Read more »

Opening up has always been the hardest thing - Waiting for the guy who makes it easy to be me

There’s this song by Lady Antebellum, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You that has always resonated with me.  I’m still single at 29.  Why?  Well for one, it is hard as hell to meet somebody after you are done with school.  You don’t have a bunch of other single people close in age around day... Read more »
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How Door Dash works and why you should avoid using it

How Door Dash works and why you should avoid using it I left for lunch today to find the rain coming down and my car blocked in, a common occurrence at my city office.  So my coworkers and I headed back inside and were trying to figure out what to order for lunch. Fried Chicken;... Read more »

You cannot save everyone, especially if they have an addiction

I’m one of those people that like to fix things. While we were standing around my Grandmothers hospice bed this past week, I kept working. I walked the room comforting people. I passed out tissues. I fetched sandwiches and sodas to make sure people were eating. I did comfort them I know it. That situation... Read more »

There is no should in death

Sunday night I got a call that my Grandmother who has been battling the demon that is Alzheimer’s was being taken to the hospital for unstable vitals.  My mom said to stay put and told me what she needed from me that night. I complied.  The following morning, Monday morning, I received a call from... Read more »
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My 3 year old Goddaughter has to drag me out of Chuck E. Cheese – Whose the grown up?!

My 3 year old Goddaughter has to drag me out of Chuck E. Cheese – Whose the grown up?!
There are so many amazing things about being an important role model in a little kid’s life.  This role could be aunt, close family friend, Godmother etc.  Me? I’m a Godmother to an amazing little girl named Kayden. The benefits range from a good laugh to unconditional love.  Of course, it’s great to be able... Read more »