Under the “Influence”

About a year ago I felt a pull to dive into cosmetics and become an “influencer.” As a lifelong introvert who carries a fresh supply of social anxiety in her handbag, I was scared as hell to put myself out there. I had no idea where to begin, so I prayed about it, a lot.Continue reading “Under the “Influence””

You’re Too Old To Wear That

Wait, what?! Who said that?! Let me just tell you, that is a bunch of hogwash!  Over my many years of reading various fashion/beauty magazines I would always come across an article or two on what you should and should not wear based on your age. The referenced topics always seem to include makeup, fashion, hairstyles, etc. When IContinue reading “You’re Too Old To Wear That”

Welcome 2021!

Goals! Resolutions! New Starts! It is what each new year is all about. Most of us go into the new year feeling excited and optimistic, saying all the things we want to become/achieve, but do we ever have a plan on how to reach those goals? I think it is safe to say that mostContinue reading “Welcome 2021!”

Farewell Daddy-O

What can’t I say about Dad? He was the kindest, strongest, most humble, laid back man. He had the biggest heart, and the greatest ability for understanding. He told the best bad jokes, and gave the best advise – sometimes, I think without even realizing he was doing so. I remember this one time weContinue reading “Farewell Daddy-O”

I have something to say…

And it’s not because I actually think anyone cares (in fact I’m pretty confident I am the most ignored person on social media, and that is perfectly fine with me) but because I need to say it for myself. I am sad, and heartbroken. I cannot begin to tell you how many times a dayContinue reading “I have something to say…”

What is a Friend?

I used to think I knew, but what I have experienced, and what I have seen others experience, simply does not match up. For me, it has been a ritualistic experience of betrayal and backstabbing (I on the receiving end of such unpleasantries), while others have someone who is supportive and loving, and prefers toContinue reading “What is a Friend?”

Fell On Black Days

I sit here this evening like many of you; sad, hurt, confused, and listening to some form of Chris Cornell billowing from my speakers. At present we have Soundgarden’s Superunknown licking at our ears. I also sit here with the same thought as you; Why, Chris? This question may never have an answer, and toContinue reading “Fell On Black Days”

Stop Asking, Start Doing

As some of you know, I am becoming increasingly passionate about preserving and protecting our oceans. I have made some efforts to try raising funds for charitable contributions, but so far that has not been very lucrative. I continue to look for new ideas of things to create, but I do not always have theContinue reading “Stop Asking, Start Doing”

When Pandora Radio unexpectedly gives you writing prompts…

I got caught up in a hurricane that lasted about thirty seconds and projected me to Mars. There I found my muse who was telling me this is war before being violently pulled into a supermassive black hole. I heard myself scream, “Ten more minutes with you!”. Suddenly, there was a seven nation army marchingContinue reading “When Pandora Radio unexpectedly gives you writing prompts…”


Can you tell me the definition of humanity? According to Merriam-Webster it is as follows: : the quality or state of being human : the quality or state of being kind to other people or to animals : all people That sounds simple enough, but why then is it so difficult for most of usContinue reading “Humanity…”

They All Started Somewhere…

I am what you would call an avid music lover. On any given day you can find me listening to anything from Thirty Seconds To Mars, Filter, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Pantera or Barbara Streisand (just to name a few). There are few genres that fail to please me, but at the core of it, I always goContinue reading “They All Started Somewhere…”

In Her Madness…

As she peered out the window, studying the delicate rain, she came to one clear and concise realization….It was in her madness, where she made the most sense. She herself was not mad, but the world she endured throughout her life. A world of lies and manipulation, filled with mental instability, addiction, and abuse. SheContinue reading “In Her Madness…”

Why So Sad…?

Sometimes there is no easy answer. Maybe you lost a loved one. Maybe you feel like you failed at something. Maybe your pet ran away. Maybe you have no explanation at all. For a lot of us, we know why we’re sad and we manage to cope with our sorrow until it passes. But forContinue reading “Why So Sad…?”

The past is ever present…

and detrimental to your future. I have been going through some things as of late. Things unexpected and out of my control…but some things I have no one to blame but myself. Here is a quick little background on me. I grew up in a family of mental illness, and learned early I was unableContinue reading “The past is ever present…”

Addiction…it can happen to anyone

Sad, scary, frightening, infuriating…real. Is it an illness? Is it a lifestyle choice? People will answer this different ways. I seem to always find myself riding somewhere in the middle. Yes, I do believe it is an illness, but whether you seek treatment or not is a choice. Now before everyone starts screaming at me,Continue reading “Addiction…it can happen to anyone”


Now that I have your attention…What do men want? What do they need? Questions they often ask about us right? And they sit, just as confused as we are. I think we are all equally complex in our own individual ways, and in order to maintain some sort of balance and stability in our relationshipsContinue reading “Men…”


Life sure does throw a few doesn’t it? Believe me, I have caught my fair share, some I have even taken square in the face. Nevertheless, I just keep trucking along. What else can you do? None of us have time for the much needed nervous breakdown we all deserve, at least I don’t. MyContinue reading “Curveballs…”

What Makes You Better…

…than someone else? Is it success? Is it wealth? Is it an overabundance of friends and family? No, the only thing that could potentially make you “better” than another human being is how you treat people in your life. For example, maybe you have worked very hard to achieve your dreams, while other people areContinue reading “What Makes You Better…”


It is passing far too quickly. There are only 6 days left until Christmas and sadly it doesn’t even feel like it. Does anyone else ever feel that way with the holidays? There is so much hoopla to prepare, and before you know it it’s gone. It seems as though I blink and time passes,Continue reading “Time…”

Gone Too Soon…

How many times have we said this, heard this? Thousands perhaps, and now here we find ourselves saying it yet again. The passing of Paul Walker is nothing short of tragic and shocking, and I certainly send prayers to his family and friends, but let us try to take this tragedy as an opportunity toContinue reading “Gone Too Soon…”

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday. It was a cold day here, but easily warmed by being with the ones I love. I am so very thankful for them! It was also warmed by the Detroit Lions winning over Green Bay! Let us give thanks for this holiday miracle!! 🙂 True toContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Dallas Buyers Club

‘Tis the season of being thankful, and while I have many things to be thankful for I now have a new one to add to the list, Dallas Buyers Club. I often find myself drawn to indie films more than mainstream, due in part to their realism. And quite often, in my opinion, much betterContinue reading “Dallas Buyers Club”