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Turning my Dream into a Plan

So, I only stuck to part of my commitment of writing these last few weeks. I told everyone that I’d start writing and post more on here, and then life happened. I did, however, write more in my journal almost daily, and now I have a book full of ideas. I’m learning that not everything is meant to be shared. That goes for a lot of things: my writing, my emotions, my time, and/or my energy. I’m still learning how to navigate this crazy life, as well as learning how to dream and how to turn these dreams into reality.…

Vows to Myself and to Writing

Hello again, beautiful readers. It’s been a while since I’ve published anything on here, and it’s also been a weird gap in my life of not writing at all. I’ve been using my creative outlet as this thing that can only be used when I’m feeling my best in life, and let’s face it, I don’t think I have been completely winning at life, if you know what I mean. The thing is though, is that I’ve been looking at it all wrong. I’ve been so discombobulated with new things happening in my life: the end of an old job,…

To all of the Friends I Lost During my Divorce

You notice how I didn’t put friends in quotation marks? That’s because I know that at one time, we were friends. Even great friends. I would host house parties and cook, and I would always try to make sure no one was left out. Believe me, I know I’m not the best host…or even the best friend for that matter. I have SO MANY imperfections…just like the rest of humanity. And I know at times I was a difficult person to be around, due to my head strong, opinionated, and sometimes selfish personality that can be easily perceived as bitchiness.…

To be Continued

The last time I was on here, I wrote about how I moved to Austin, TX and how that was part of the major change I went through (and am still going through) in my life. I have to say, I was not thinking that so many people would read what I had to say, besides my closest three friends, and maybe some of my family. I had people from all over the world read what I had to say. The thought is so wild to me. I have had a couple of foreign exchange students, so I knew their…

New City, New Me

  “What made you move to Austin?” That’s everyone’s favorite question to me here. A question I loved at first, then loathed, then came to terms with. Even though I only lived five hours away previously, it is like I am completely foreign. That’s great a lot of the time, because I can introduce them to all that Louisiana has to offer. I mean, Louisiana is unlike anywhere else in the world. And now the anniversary of my move to Austin is coming up. Weird! I used to answer that question by saying, “A series of unfortunate events led me…