This week I’m celebrating my 36th birthday. 36… I find myself saying that number a lot these days. It’s impossible not to think about how much I’ve learned or how far I’ve come in 36 years. As a tribute to my 36 years of…
Last Saturday night, I took a little extra time with my makeup and my hair. I spent a longer than normal amount of time finding a dress that flattered my figure in all the right places along with the perfect heels to accent the outfit. I wanted to look my best because I was going on a date…with myself.
On May 21, 2006, my father passed away at the very young age of 45. I struggled with his loss a great deal in the beginning. I didn’t want to be part of “the club.” Like George, and many others, I didn’t know how to exist in a world where my dad didn’t.
“Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande is one of those songs you can’t help but sing. The song is an ode to past relationships that made Ari who she is today. About the 30th (or so) time I heard the song, I started to think about what I learned from my past relationships and how they’ve shaped who I am today.
Today is International Women’s Day. Across the world, we honor and celebrate women and the contributions they’ve made. For years, women have been subjected to scrutiny in a variety of ways. We’ve been fighting our whole lives to gain the same rights that men were born with. The right to vote. The right to work. The right to make choices about our bodies. The right to serve in public office. And the list goes on