When's the last time you laughed until your face hurt? As "grown-ups", we tend to forget the little things that always made us happy. We take things too seriously. We stop laughing. I make it a point to hold on to my childlike zeal for life. For me, it's the only way I stay sane.… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to be a Kid Again!
Today marks 11 months of life with the seriously-stinking-cute Zuri Olivia. So of course, I pulled out "the sticker" to celebrate such a momentous occasion. Which made me realize: I haven't posted these updates in a few months, for a reason that I've been apprehensive to discuss. But... Here goes. Zuri has a bit of… Continue reading 11 Months.
Here is an excerpt from my latest piece of writing, a short story titled: "Summer Blossoms". One of my best memories from our summer in Lansing was the jar of caterpillars. There were fat caterpillars, fuzzy caterpillars, and some that looked like cross-bred bumblebees. My favorite caterpillar was black on both ends, but burnt orange in… Continue reading Snippet: Summer Blossoms
We all have them in our lives. Lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce at a moment's notice. They smile, they laugh. They seem happy. They are the joy thieves. They might be seemingly well-intentioned folks, but with an uncanny knack to suck the joy out of any potentially joyous occasion. This is probably nothing new, I'm… Continue reading Beware of the Joy Thieves
Our third and final honeymoon stop was the beautiful and classic Amelia Island. We'd never even heard of Amelia Island prior to booking the trip. I think I found it listed on some "most beautiful places in the something something" lists on Google. Luckily, the random Google search was 100% correct. The location was perfect:… Continue reading Seen & Heard: Honeymoon Edition (Part 3)