What’s in a word?

What's in a word? From my perspective, a lot. I hear a lot of various exclamations throughout the day, face to face, on social media, and throughout my life. That being said, a lot of these sayings, terms of endearment, and phrases bother me. I'm always thinking twice about them. Let's start with the overuse... Continue Reading →

Obsession with looks: a study in self destruction.

Obsession, on its own, is a destructive feeling. Obsession with something naturally unattainable yet still perceived as attainable is agonizingly maddening. Thank you, America. I’ve spent years…YEARS worrying, thinking, and analyzing the way I look. What. A. Waste. When I was younger, I didn’t want to wear make-up. I think I subconsciously knew that make-up... Continue Reading →

Friends ruined me….

My whole life, I've resolved that I would be a part of a group of friends that was convincingly, yet nauseatingly, close. Growing up, the television shows I watched painted a picture of what friends could be for me. I imagine it was similar to the picture Disney painted for romantic relationships that many other... Continue Reading →

A Second Act

“There are no second acts in America.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald Since I’ve left Dallas, I’ve been thinking about regret and experience and what the difference is. I imagine they can be one and the same but “experience” just has a positive connotation where the word “regret” can be doused with guilt and unresolved feelings about... Continue Reading →

No reason.

"It's not your job to help them." "It's not your job to make them happy." I have been hearing this a lot lately and can't help but think "Maybe not, but what if I made it my job? Would the world be just a little bit better?" Sometimes I go ahead and make it my job and... Continue Reading →

Never stop improving.

"Never stop Improving." This is Lowe's slogan and it's a good one. Although it is about home improvement,  I think it also appeals to our human nature to improve ourselves. The commercial and slogan itself challenges us to always grow -always be better. Many people choose to be something better than they currently are. This comes in... Continue Reading →

Restoring humanity.

I often wonder about the state of humanity these days and think we have come to terms with its demise far too easily. As a constant proponent of the belief that "perspective is everything," I feel we need to seriously ponder the way we see and think about people. So many, and I am certainly... Continue Reading →

BE YOU!

Following a date gone awry or a severed friendship, the abandoned often want to know what it was that obliterated the potential connection. From my perspective, it is unnecessary to know this information. The underlying reason why people want to know a motive is because they figure they can easily change it. They also tend... Continue Reading →

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