Twelve years ago my body changed. Twelve years ago today I was in surgery for eleven hours as I underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction in the same day. I often joke that on September 11th, 2006 my twin towers fell. That joke doesn't feel right today. Seventeen years ago today something horrible happened in… Continue reading September 11th
A funny thing happened today. I got a notification that my Single & Selfish Facebook page had a couple of new views. So I opened my WordPress App and took a look at the numbers. Whoa Nelly! Someone....or a couple of someone's had taken a DEEP Dive into my blog. They read almost 30 blog… Continue reading Taking a stroll down Blog Memory Lane
It's time. I've been divorced for a year and a half and I came to the realization over the last few weeks that it doesn't hurt anymore. This. is. huge. I also realize that I am lonely and I no longer feel weak for saying that. You know what no one tells you about divorce?… Continue reading Get Ready…here we go
I live in an older apartment complex. The complex was recently purchased by a new management company who are making some great changes to and around the property. One of the changes they have made is to periodically walk the property and leave notes advising residents if there are things on their patios or porches… Continue reading Single Girl Problems: When you have to kill the bug
I talk a big game, y'all. I have made excuses for my non dating, non sex life for months now. All the reasons are true - I don't trust my bullshit meter when it comes to my heart, I don't want to share anything with anyone, I want my life to be my own one… Continue reading Warning! Serious Overshare Ahead
It's a new day, y'all. Things are changing fast around here. My youngest has entered the workforce and is pretty much independent. I am seeing what single and alone will look like and I'm having some feelings about it I hadn't expected. I have never had a time in my life when I've been completely… Continue reading Dirty John
This photo pretty accurately depicts how I feel after this weekends Birthday shenanigans. You might think I went hog-wild and hit all the clubs and drank myself stupid, hooked up with random men, got in fights, stayed up until dawn or any other number of things. Nope. Not today, Satan. The truth is, I did… Continue reading Post Birthday Weekend
My sister said something to me last weekend when we were birding just outside Houston at Brazos Bend State Park (where I took this photo) that has stuck with me. She said that it's been a lot of fun watching me learn how to live again. I've sat with that all week. I have learned… Continue reading Make a wish!
I noticed this morning that the Single and Selfish Facebook page had a lot of notifications. When I looked I saw that a friend of mine had gone on a reading binge of my blog and can I just tell you how deliciously happy that made me? Have you noticed that everyone has a blog… Continue reading #ProjectHappy
It's happening. I'm auctioning my wedding ring. Now before you go thinking I'm having financial difficulties, I'm fine. I mean, we can all use some extra money for things like camera equipment, birding trips, cruises, drink packages for said cruises and things like that, amiright? No, this is just because I'm ready for this last… Continue reading Worthy?