Life is like a video game

I love "Forrest Gump." Great movie, great character. I'd love to agree with him about the entire life and chocolates thing, but it really depends on my attitude each morning. Some days I wake up feeling like I can conquer the world and by the end of the day I feel I've eaten a box... Continue Reading →



Life had once been defined by linears and absolutes. Then she met him. She had planned out her life down to the hour. She had achieved each of her goals. She had never made room for anyone so that she could stay on her track. The men she had dated were either on a similar track and had let... Continue Reading →

If only

If only I could adequately express the gratitude I feel for you and your spirit. If you only understood how you've touched my life and changed me in ways I can't explain. If only you could do this intentionally or plan to inspire the way that you do, you'd be unstoppable. If you only knew how... Continue Reading →


A very dear friend of mine posted this on her Facebook wall and I have to give her credit for this gem. (Thank you Tracey!) Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change. As we grow older, we experience moments that change our perspective, make us... Continue Reading →


I'm haunted by thoughts of you They appear at the oddest of times A random word from a friend A commercial on TV While sitting at my desk at work. I can't seem to shake these memories No matter what I try. I know there is no hope for a future together. But thoughts continue to haunt... Continue Reading →

  She’s seen the decline in affection during the past few weeks, but nothing prepared her for this. Her eyes followed him as he picked up his bag and headed to the door. Without even look back at her, he turned the doorknob, opened the door and walked out. Not a glance, a word nor... Continue Reading →

Her worries circled around her like smoke from a fire. She couldn’t make them dissipate. The boundaries she had set for herself were breached now and she couldn’t seem to find her way back to the safe, warm place in her mind. She sat on the couch pulling the blanket tightly around her, closed her... Continue Reading →

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