If You Had to Write a Letter to Your 5-Year-Old Self, What Would It Say?

As I am nearing the end of my 20’s, I find myself looking back at my life. I think of the lessons that I’ve learned and how long it took me to learn them. I look at my niece, who will be five this year, and see so much of myself at that age. I think of what I want her to know about life and what I wish I knew then.  ...more
I'd write: "You are five. Read this when you're older. Have fun and go play." I used to teach ...more

“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.

   “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” ~ Coco ChanelYes, my darling Coco said that, and it’s one of my favorite quotes.Confession time:Did you know that I used to be so shy that I’d never speak up in class or voice an opinion or even HAVE an opinion because it might somehow be the wrong one?I used to be so afraid of what people thought about me....more

4 Life Lessons I Learned from My Boyfriend’s Cat

House cats have got life figured out. They have it downright made. All they have to do is look cute with their furry faces and their cute paws and I will do all kinds of things for them. My boyfriend's cat, Bob, is certainly not an exception. He has it made. He meows, I fawn over him. He meows, he gets pets. He meows, he gets fed. He has the life. We could learn a lot from Bob and other cats. You may be asking what one could possibly learn from a lazy, furry thing like a house cat. A few things actually.   ...more

Anxious and mortified

At the age of nineteen Rachel almost failed her college admission. She was anxious and mortified of what people would think of her, she couldn't fail at anything, so she passed, barely, and therefore didn't have to worry about opinions and commentary, and life went on, as usual....more

I Hate You Divorce!

Really, I do. I met divorce at 16 when I thought it really could not affect me…clearly, I was wrong!!!!After 21 years (and a few months) of marriage, my parents threw in the towel, burned their vows, decided that the fight for their love was over, and filed for divorce.R.I.P. To My Normal....more

Life Lessons of A Nurse

Considering the amount of time I am anticipating being in the work force, I have only been in my career a very short time. However, in these 4 short years of nursing, I have learned many things. ...more

Lessons from the Ice Bucket Challenge

Life lessons can be found in the weirdest of activities. This is the case of the ice bucket challenge that has gone viral this summer. For those of you still in the dark, the challenge requires the nominated participants to pour a bucket of ice or oce water on their head within a 24 hours period after the nomination. If not accepted, then the nominee pledges to make a donation of 100.00 to a charity. Pretty cold, I mean, cool, right? ...more

Lesson Learned Today - Peach Upside Down Cake

Everyday I learn something new.  Some times it is a good lesson; some times not.Today I learned, yet again, a good life lesson.  Never stray from the recipe.  At least I should never stray from the recipe.Many years ago, early into my marriage I tried my best to be a good, creative cook.  It was not good; creative, but not good.  My cooking was not even close to good.  ...more

7 writing (and life) lessons I learned from playing Civilization V

I’m not exactly what you would call a gamer, but God of War taught me some time ago that I am far from immune to gaming’s addictive charm. Since that heady period of 3am bedtimes and caffeine-infused mornings, I’ve stumbled upon a strategy game called Civilization V…and there’s no turning back....more
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