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?
I love wildlife photography. When I got my camera everyone was asking if I was going to do portraits. People. Photographing families, proms, babies, graduations, engagement photos, etc. No, no and finally no. I take pictures because I love the process and that treasure hunt. I have zero desire to make anyone else happy but… Continue reading Don’t miss opportunity while you’re waiting for the next thing
I've been thinking a lot about the article I shared on the Single & Selfish Facebook page. If you haven't read it, I'll link it below. It's a brief piece about how strong women would rather be alone than put up with an asshole. Article about strong women preferring to be alone rather than… Continue reading Single and Satisfied
It's been a few weeks since I've sat down to write. I just haven't been inspired. In creative projects like this there are going to be ebbs and flows in the process. My energies have been elsewhere. I've been busier than I've been in a long time at work, I've been going on a lot… Continue reading Rabbit Holes
At the moment I'm writing this post, I have no internet connection. Besides that little bit of roadblock (that really isn't a roadblock) I'm living every writers dream. I'm sitting on the deck of a beach house, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, having just woken from a nap and feeling really relaxed. It's Sister Weekend.… Continue reading Sister Weekend 2.0
It's the day before Valentine's Day. I don't want to be sad, but a small part of me is. I keep telling myself Valentine's Day is a made up holiday created by the greeting card companies and chocolate manufacturers. It's bullshit. It's also Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras. We have a concert downtown with Cajun food… Continue reading AVD Anti Valentine’s Day