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””

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…”

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…”

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…”

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!”

Duct Tape, Super Glue & Rubber Bands…

All our trusty standby’s for when we need to fix something, but unfortunately they cannot fix everything. It would be wonderful if we could super glue a broken heart back together, duct tape a fractured relationship to hold it in place, or rubber band trust to keep it secure. Yes, that would be a beautifulContinue reading “Duct Tape, Super Glue & Rubber Bands…”

Yesterdays and Tomorrows

There is a quote I heard on one of my favorite television shows that says, “You get to a point in your life where you realize you’ve got more yesterdays than tomorrows.” I believe I am far from that point, but I do hope that for however many tomorrows I have left, I won’t haveContinue reading “Yesterdays and Tomorrows”

The Comfort of Depression

Sounds confusing right? When is depression ever comfortable? Well trust me, I have discovered over the course of many conversations with various people that it is in fact a place of comfort. I have dealt with my own fair share of depression, my own and that of those I have loved. You yourself have dealtContinue reading “The Comfort of Depression”

Unrequited Love…

What is it? By Definition it is “not reciprocated or returned in kind”, this seems painfully and obviously true, but is there something deeper to it? When you love someone, and you have spent a somewhat significant portion of your life with them, how can they simply feel nothing? And is it ever enough toContinue reading “Unrequited Love…”

When Love Isn’t Enough…

I suppose sometimes it is not. But the question is, why? Are we making poor choices? Are we unknowingly seeking out the least attainable one because we have some deep seeded fear of a real relationship? Maybe for some people that is true, but in the grand scheme of things I think we are meantContinue reading “When Love Isn’t Enough…”

The Death of Romance?

Is romance dead? Personally, I don’t think so, but I do believe it has been forced to the back burner of life. We all find ourselves so consumed with work, children, finances, etc., but what about our relationships? Why do we wait until we get to the point of “I don’t know what happened” beforeContinue reading “The Death of Romance?”