Maybe wait a little longer…

Among my 6 million jobs currently getting me to the next time I have full-time employment is babysitting. I’ve been doing a lot of hanging out with children under the age of 5 this summer.   And that, as you may know, can come with some great stories. Because you never know what they willContinue reading “Maybe wait a little longer…”

Mood music

First of all, not that kind so get your mind out of the gutter. Back in the day, I used to make mixed CDs like it was my job. They reflected my mood at the time and all I can say looking back is “Why wasn’t I diagnosed as clinically depressed years earlier?” Oh, andContinue reading “Mood music”

#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura

Today, we visit the subject of being a parent. And what it apparently meant to me, at age 8. First, to be a mom: You only get school clothes and trolls. Oh and school supplies. To be a dad: I am so glad I didn’t end up a father because I do not want toContinue reading “#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura”

49 thoughts I have had while at the gym

Can I just say, it’s amazing how much more motivation you have when you quit a job you hate and actually want to get out of bed in the morning again. Two days after I left that job, I was a member at a gym up the road from my house: Planet Fitness, which IContinue reading “49 thoughts I have had while at the gym”

One Hundred and Eighty

A week from today marks three months since I quit my job and everything changed. Before June 1, 2015..I couldn’t tell you the last time I was legitimately, not-faking-it, seriously happy. I mean, y’all know. You’ve read this blog. How many times have I talked about my depression and anxiety and the toll it wasContinue reading “One Hundred and Eighty”

#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura

So this is a new thing we’re doing here on the blog because I found some of my third-grade writings and they’re GOLDEN. I did not like a couple of the kids across the street so I don’t know which one this is referring to. And I still wish that Spray-Can Silence was real. It would haveContinue reading “#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura”

Sounds familiar

It’s been a minute since I’ve done one of these.. For those who might be new to the party… I am in about three different group texts that I communicate in regularly, with my very best friends. These texts aren’t from them, they’re ones that got submitted to textsfromlastnight.com, but they very easily could beContinue reading “Sounds familiar”

#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura

Ohhhhhh you guys. Have I got a treat for you. My parents are attempting to clean out some of the million boxes of things in their basement, which includes giving us kids some of our old stuff they’ve kept. A couple weeks ago, I collected one box from ’em – with such gems in itContinue reading “#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura”

Self-esteem boosters with Sarah

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, but I also just had the privilege of spending a week with her during our youth trip to Montreat. And in all of the ways, the trip did not disappoint. Of note, in a regular minivan packed with 10 youth and two adults, there’s aContinue reading “Self-esteem boosters with Sarah”