Dirty 30

That headline alone should get some clicks, don’t ya think? It’s not what you think. Or maybe it is. I don’t know how your brain works. Today I turn 30. Holy shit. I thought that was old, once upon a time. And I still feel like it’s old every once in a while. But IContinue reading “Dirty 30”

An important reminder: Words still can hurt

Have you ever been called something horrible? Maybe it is something other people don’t think is horrible but for you, it went straight to the heart and squeezed until it hurt. I’ve been called names – and when I was younger and my skin hadn’t thickened up enough and I thought the people calling meContinue reading “An important reminder: Words still can hurt”

On paying it forward, again.

In October, someone in line in front of me at the Starbucks drive-thru paid for my coffee. They simply asked that I pay it forward when I have the chance. Of course, my immediate thought – besides that of gratitude at this stranger who’d done a simple, nice thing for me – was “when canContinue reading “On paying it forward, again.”