Category: My Life

Can you have friends after thirty? YES. A friendship case study.

Can you have friends after thirty? YES. A friendship case study.
In 1989, at the age of 3, I moved in next door to a family I would adopt as my own.  Over the 20 years, we lived on Early Street. the children of both families became close. Especially myself and the two youngest next door.  The three of us would eventually become best friends; No... Read more »

10 Tips to Students Getting Ready to go to College

10 Tips to Students Getting Ready to go to College
1-      Don’t use student loans unless you HAVE to. Student loans, depending on how large, can make post-college life difficult, to say the least. It may make it harder to buy a house, have kids or even something as simple as vacation once a year.  If you have another way to pay for school, do... Read more »

I Keep My Phone on Silent, But I Still Love You

I Keep My Phone on Silent, But I Still Love You
Remember back in the day when we didn’t have cell phones? I got my first cell phone at 17 so I still had some years where life was a little less annoying if you will. I mean back then I was just a kid, but I remember being able to tell my mom I was... Read more »
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Being 28: The Best Year of My Life

Being 28: The Best Year of My Life
I’m 28. Just a short 18 months away from 30. I don’t have children. I don’t have a husband. Hell, I don’t even have a boyfriend. This is the time to panic right? This means my life is for nothing and I’m wasting away, right? WRONG. This was the best year yet. I turned 28... Read more »

Life without a Smart Phone

Life without a Smart Phone
Once upon a time, a work kickball team, not so cleverly named New Kicks on the Block, lost seven to one. To wallow in self-pity afterward, the team found themselves at a local hang out downing one Ebel Weiss after another. The team manager, after a few beers, ended up with slippery hands and sadly... Read more »

Breaking the Rules of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Breaking the Rules of the Ice Bucket Challenge
We have all seen it now. Friends, family, and celebrities have all been participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I am no exception. I was nominated by a former coworker/college buddy, my brother and good friend of 10 years. I felt at this point, I had to participate or keep receiving nominations. I was... Read more »
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10 Reasons to take a Break from Drinking Alcohol

10 Reasons to take a Break from Drinking Alcohol
Not everyone has a problem with alcohol but sometimes I believe it’s good to give yourself a break from drinking alcohol from it here and there regardless. I mean, it can be fun to drink. For those of us who are occasionally, or frequently, socially awkward it can help chill you out. BUT it can... Read more »

217: The House that Built Me

217: The House that Built Me
217: The House that Built Me First off, please forgive me for any spelling errors or grammatical issues. I’m currently at open mic night conquering my fears and typing this on my phone. So hard to pick between two loves… music or writing? Let’s make it both! What wasn’t hard to choose was a topic... Read more »

Invasion of the Pond Snails: A Freshwater Aquarium Tragedy

Invasion of the Pond Snails: A Freshwater Aquarium Tragedy
In case you don’t know me well, I should start this blog off with a little background.  I care about life; All life, human life, animal life, plant life, and I thought, Pond Snails. I recently was driving back from Ohio when a bird, the black kind with a triangle of reddish-orange under its wing,... Read more »
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Life is Short: Appreciate the Ones you Love

Life is Short: Appreciate the Ones you Love
How do you move on when someone in your life passes? It’s a question that has been on my mind quite a bit lately. Over the last year, I have seen a friend lose her father, a set of quadruplets lose a fourth of themselves, a family loses their daughter, who was also a sister,... Read more »