Making Friends

Although I have some friendships that seem to have grown of their own accord, I do believe most of mine have been made.  We call it that, too: making friends.  That verb is in there on purpose, because it isn't just that friends suddenly are.  Usually it happens gradually, the…

The Truth

Is it just me, or is it sort of non-inspiring to read about other people's triumphs in reaching their goals? I'm thinking about this because I just read a status update on Facebook along the lines of: I'm losing all of my pregnancy weight so fast!  Look at me go!!! That…

A year ago.

I keep a journal with pen and paper.  I've done this since high school, straight through college, with my most prolific years being the twenty-somethings.  Books are filled up with every kind of emotion a girl can feel while waiting (or thinking I'm waiting) for the Next Thing to come…

Frolic

I had a really amazing childhood. When you're going around the room telling where you're from and I share my story about growing up in the jungle, I always feel a little bad for the person who comes after me. It's not that their childhood wasn't great, it's just that…

Restraint

I tend to operate on the principle that if some is good, more must be better.  If you didn't know this about me you've never seen me put cream in my coffee.  I don't usually drink coffee, and some might argue I actually never have.  Mine is a nice tan…