21 traits of successful people

Success doesn’t have to be money and a mansion. It can mean whatever you want it to mean for you. Question: are you letting someone else tell you what it means to be successful? Well, then I’m sorry but you’re losing. Define your own success and you’ll be happy when you achieve it. That said,…

My raw, misguided idea of beauty

I woke up and glanced at the clock. Overslept.  Again. I had only about an hour to get ready for work if I wanted to stick to my walking schedule. I went to the bathroom, grabbed a shower, and got dressed. With 45  minutes remaining, I had a choice. I could eat something, or I could…

Are hymns only for Christians?

I may not go to church now, but I was raised a Christian and I still find myself singing hymns from time to time. In fact, they are my favorite kind of music. The other day I was singing “Rock of Ages” and someone raised an eyebrow at me. “You’re a Christian?” he asked. I…

I love a good biography

I have always loved stories. Especially true stories. Since I was a little girl, there was just this part of me that always wanted to know where everyone was coming from. I loved listening to family members, teachers, and just about anyone tell me what their lives where like as children, teenagers, and even their…

Sometimes a girl just needs a place to call home

Over the past few days, so much has happened! I’m most excited about moving, which happened today.This will likely be my last move for at least a year, so I’m looking forward to having a little more stability. And what makes it better is that it’s a place with one of my best friends, so…

I hate holidays

Why do I hate holidays? The answer may surprise you, or it may not. Perhaps you can even relate, and if you can, then feel free to comment. Would be nice to know I’m not alone. You may have already begun to notice, but I’m heading in a different style direction with this post. See, usually…

Why Women Love Being Written To …

Some of the most beautiful writing I have ever read, came from people who were not even writers at all. I have always enjoy being written to. By that, I don’t mean everyday text messages. I mean those moments when out of the blue, you receive a lengthy, heartfelt email, or better yet, a handwritten…

Never fear your own rage

Are you feeling angry? Is life really getting you down? Does it seems like you’ve got all the problems without answers while everyone else has a cheat sheet? Do your friends make you feel terrible? Is your family driving you insane? Did the washer, dryer and fridge all break on the same day, while you were…

The art of self-presevation

For an introvert, our environment can be a like a landmine. I am learning how to control it, so that it works for me, not against me.  Friendships can be tough for people like me, because sooner or later we are adopted by extroverts who think to themselves, “Oh! what a fun project. Sure of…

Hey, ghetto girl.

You thought you hid it all so well, but–oh, yeah–there it is In your face like an old rash The one that cream was supposed to nix for good I just think that no amount of history should stop you from tossing rose petals along your own path For better or worse, for richer or…

Life. Purpose. Control.

So one day you just stared up at the stars And asked yourself a couple of important questions Why am I here? Where am I going? There’s a purpose for me but why does everyone seem to know what it is but me? Oh you’ve guessed, but you still don’t feel like you’re living up…