A surprise on my doorstep

Yesterday was my birthday and you knew that right? It’s not like I’ve been keeping it a secret LOL! The day was spent in my favorite way with my family doing family stuff and sneaking in some house stuff.  Curtains hung as we continue to settle into our home after more than a year....more

My Attempt To Chat With All Of My Facebook Friends.

Hello and welcome to my blog! In the past few months, I graduated from college, bonded with family members, went through a heartbreak and sort-of-not-really lost a friend, got a full-time job in my field and so much more! I wished I had wrote down this journey, but I never took the time to gather my thoughts and emotions, unfortunately. Maybe in the future I’ll think back to an event and share it with all of you....more

Ecumenical Friendships

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Make new friends but keep the old

friend·shipˈfren(d)SHip/noun as defined by Google the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.<...more

Sometimes Oil and Water do Mix

   She was a mom and I was a mom. That was it for our similarities. We were as different as night and day. She didn’t believe in spending money on things like shoes and clothes. Mean while my closet runneth over with more articles of clothes and shoes than any person could wear in a year. I would spend hours on my hair, makeup and nails and she was beautiful and comfortable in her own skin just the way she was not knowing which way was up on a curling iron. ...more

Dear Sister-Friend: Please Don't Ask Me For A Job Reference

One of the best things about the office is meeting some really cool women who share similar interests. Those women often become some of your best girlfriends and the friendships often last longer than the job. (For more on that, see my post: 3 Reasons Why You Need a Sister-Friend at Work.)  But what happens when your sister-friend who used to work with you and was not the best employee, calls you and asks for a job reference?...more

The view from inside...

It felt as if I were in Mrs. Repulski's Advanced Humanities class again."I'd better explain this better," my English teacher abruptly would interrupt her own lecture, adding: "Sara looks confused."It's rather embarrassing at times, but my face is nothing but honest.  If I were confused, it showed. Mrs. Repulski would then take the time to explain the material again, perhaps a different way, reading my face to measure the entire class's level of understanding. That was high school....more

The True Beauty of Girlfriends

We all have friends.  In school we had friends we played tag with, other friends we shared are secrets with, other friends we got in trouble with, and other friends that stayed over your house, so much they became family.  As I grow older, I am noticing a significant difference in the friends I have now, as an adult, than I did as a child, or even a young-adult.  I now can sa...more

On friendship and walls and feeling left out

I don't really know how to start this post well. I do know most of this is my own fault. And I'm not looking for sympathy. But sometimes, sometimes, I just feel so incredibly left out. And so incredibly lonely. It's not that I don't have friends, because I do! And they are great and ready to jump in and help if I ask for it. I'm so lucky for that. I know this and I'm thankful for this. This is not about that though. This is about me feeling that I just don't have close friends. ...more

3 Reasons Why You Need A Sister-Friend At Work

Should you make friends at work? Tons of research and one blogging sister-friend says absolutely!  You can Google the research yourself but I will save you some time and tell you that people who report having a good friend at work are often happier and more successful in the workplace....more