It's safe to say that many of our hardest memories are rooted in some form of disappointment. And even though we live in a world full of so many uncertainties, it is within human nature to build expectations. We set goals, we chase dreams, we harvest ambition. We get a general idea of how we... Continue Reading →


Thank you, Moms

  I grew up in a family that taught me to want to be a mom, so for as long as I can remember, that's what I've always expected that I would be someday. It wasn't until I was closer to my teens that I started to genuinely desire marriage, but at that time I... Continue Reading →

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  I have had way too much caffeine and sugar today and am up late tonight. Ever since college I have had a tendency to justify extra caffeine whenever I'm under the pressure of deadlines so that I can muster enough energy to push through the tedious process of meeting my end-goal. I've realized ever... Continue Reading →

Our Superhero Suits

While I was home during Christmas break, my sisters and I watched Marvel's "Spider-Man: Homecoming". In the movie, Peter Parker (aka Spider Man) is working for Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) and in one of the segments of the film, Parker goes out of bounds and tries to lead up on an investigation which essentially... Continue Reading →

Hang On, Little Tomato

Allow me to share the following lyrics of a song titled "Hang On, Little Tomato" by Pink Martini (pardon the alcoholic reference). As you read, imagine yourself as a small, plump tomato hanging on a vine during a rainy, uncertain day: The sun has left and forgotten me It's dark, I cannot see Why does... Continue Reading →

Choosing Life – Every Day

The following four descriptions are from an article titled "31 Secrets of People Who Live With Anxiety" (via the themighty.com): “Even though we look OK on the outside, our anxiety is wreaking havoc on our insides.” — Cynthia Adams McGrath “I’m being attacked by something I can’t escape from.” —  Sherri Paricio Bornhoft “No matter how irrational I may... Continue Reading →

Green Bananas

Picture this. A 20-something-year-old trying to make something out of a whim and faithfully roll along with a mysterious string of providence. She's been playing "grown-up" for two years now. She struts into work, slurps up the coffee, puts on the winning smile, makes her customers and colleagues laugh, goes home and sleeps, occasionally socializes... Continue Reading →

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