I had to say goodbye to someone who swept me off my feet. I fell hard. Very hard. In the best way - the real way - the way that it is healthy to fall. I'm still falling and I'm not holding back. I'm allowing the emotions to churn, and the tears to fall, and … Continue reading You Complete Me. Why do you always look for someone else to “complete” ourselves?
I met you the day my parents celebrated 26 years of marriage. I met you outside the pizza place and knew that you were what I was looking for. I met you after a long day at work. I met you and I was hungry. I met you, and we talked for hours, and I … Continue reading I Will Keep You Safe.
Valentine's Day brings up a lot of memories for me…mostly bad, a few good, and all hilarious. Where do I even start? Perhaps I'll begin at my earliest memory of an "adult" Valentine's Day…and by adult, I actually mean one that I was over the age of 15 and was sexually active. If you are my … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: The Best “Worst” Day of the Year
I'm pondering some feelings that have been coming up a lot lately. First and foremost, I will declare that I've been single for a year now. I was very close to getting involved with someone, but out of cowardice, I turned my back and ran from the closest thing I've had to romantic love in … Continue reading And I miss you. Or do I miss how you made me see myself?
Warsan Shire, heard of her? If not, definitely make that change. I found her via Pinterest - and after reading through every available piece of work, I've decided I have a new favorite poet. She discusses love, life, relationships, family, feminism, society, politics, pain, and much more. One of the most important parts of poetry … Continue reading Poetry, pastimes, & finger tattoos.
You told me it was magical. That night we spent together. Do you still remember? It was only weeks ago. But it was only days after that you left, forever. Or what seems like forever. An eternity has passed since you said all those things. All those deep, meaningful things as you hugged me goodbye. … Continue reading The words you whispered as you said goodbye.
A few weeks ago, I read a few brilliant blog posts on the Thought Catalog. It inspired me to do something completely out of my comfort zone and, after about 15 minutes of thinking, I made an OKCupid profile. At first, I was like...sure I'll do this and see what was out there...and a week … Continue reading OkCupid-ing: Because, well just because.
As time passes by and we continue on the journey of growth, experiences, and love, we start to learn a lot about who we are, where we are going, and who we want to go there with. Although I am still single ... (the Instagram man was a short-lived, yet beautiful romance...with whom I wish … Continue reading And my soul exhaled and I inhaled you: 10 things I want in my next relationship.