Category Archives: alone

Desperately Seeking Love

I spent most of my life as a single, having now only been married for three years.  In high school, I wondered what made other girls who always had a boyfriend different from me.  Even into my twenties and early … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: NEED

About ten years ago, I dated a boy who told me right off the bat he was codependent.  I had no idea what that meant initially, even as he explained that he “needed to feel needed.”  Our relationship came to … Continue reading

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Day 28/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: CONNECT

Day 28 I’m transported back in time to my one bedroom row house in Baltimore.  I’m sitting on my Ikea sofa, freshly gleaned of any loose change so I could buy gas.  I was so lonely, desperate to connect with … Continue reading

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Day 13/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: INVITE

Today is Friday!  Join us for our weekly Five Minute Friday link-up, where a group of writers and bloggers write for five minutes flat on a one word prompt, then link up our writing, read each other’s work, and leave … Continue reading

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Real life on purpose

A few months ago I started becoming less than content with my life.  It starts with scrolling frenetically through Facebook, reading everyone’s posts about great vacations they’re on, new babies, new relationships, who’s selling what, down to angry political rants and … Continue reading

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Tweener Phase

Patience is a fruit that is still very green on my branches.  I’m in what I call a “tweener phase,” since any instance of tweens is awkward.  As a middle-school aged tween, I was completely awkward with braces, sported a … Continue reading

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Solitude and wedding cake

Since the beginning of October, I’ve had a slew of visits with friends and family and flew to California with my parents to visit my grandfather.  After returning from California, I was looking forward to be coming home to the … Continue reading

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