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October

Has it really almost been a month since I published a blog post? I'm sorry, y'all. October has me in its snare again. Every year I get weird. I get sad, depressed, angry and pull inward. I call it cocooning. I sort of wrap myself up in my apartment and don't want to talk. There's… Continue reading October

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Let Go & Let Karma

When someone does something bad to us we want some kind of retribution, its human nature.  We hope somewhere deep inside that something similar is mirrored back to them in their lives.  Some of us wait for it, wringing our hands in anticipation for it to happen, cackling maniacally, preparing freshly popped and salted popcorn… Continue reading Let Go & Let Karma

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Thrive where you are planted

Often over the past two years I sometimes found myself questioning why things went down the way they did. I have had times of quietly (sometimes not so quietly) demanding why God/The Universe/The Creator dumped a steaming pile of shit in my lap that I was solely in charge of cleaning up. Why suddenly at… Continue reading Thrive where you are planted

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Making Memories & New Beginnings

I took this photo last night and though it's not the best photo, it captures a memory.  I have a special connection to photographs....I mean, that sounds lame, everyone has a special connection to photographs, if we didn't we wouldn't have cameras on all our devices, right?  I am a writer first and a photographer… Continue reading Making Memories & New Beginnings

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Thoughts on my Wedding Anniversary

I'm a person who gets stressed and depressed about things before they happen.  I think I anticipate the way I'm going to feel on a certain milestone or date and get all my emotional processing done ahead of time.  Over achiever? Yeah, pretty much. I've been a little stressed and sad this week because today… Continue reading Thoughts on my Wedding Anniversary

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No one escapes a small town

One of the best and worst things about dating when you live in a small city is.....well, dating in a small city. Let me explain, the city I live in is in the South and we are by all reasonable purposes not a super small city, but we still think we are.  So when I… Continue reading No one escapes a small town

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Online Dating: Week 1

So it's been a week since I downloaded several dating apps and set up profiles.  So far, I'm very pleased to say that I've met several really nice men.  Not in real life yet, but chatting within the apps, they have all been very respectful, cheerful and encouraging.  I've yet to receive any undesirable photographs… Continue reading Online Dating: Week 1

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Get Ready…here we go

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

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Single Girl Problems: When you have to kill the bug

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

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#ProjectHappy

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