This week has been difficult. I'm not here to throw a pity party for myself because well, everyone has these weeks. From being sick most of the week to feeling homesick, I've just felt off.Read More
It’s funny, I’ve always been a writer. Even as a little kid, I’d write for hours on our old Gateway computer. My mom would call me for dinner and I’d still be writing away and working on my so-called ‘novel’.Read More
There’s something about vacation that gets your mind all kinds of right. The combination of spontaneity and relaxation is all it takes to feel fulfilled.Read More
These past 5 months have been filled with some pretty big changes, to say the least. At the end of November, I packed up my belongings in a few suitcases and took a chance on a new job and a new city.Read More
There’s something about the end of the week that makes me giddy for my weekend adventures, which usually consist of sleeping late, French press coffee, and an occasional visit to the local farmers market. Boy do I love my weekends.Read More
There’s something about Christmas that gets me into an emotional-overload. Whether it’s listening to Kenny G, dabbling in my mom’s old Christmas cookie recipes or remembering Christmas when my entire family was able to be together. Sometimes I get a little sad thinking about the past.
I love Christmas, don’t get me wrong, but when I start lingering on the past I never want the holidays to end. From baking Christmas cut-out cookies, making homemade spaghetti and meatballs, reminiscing over stories of my mom who passed away in 2004 - it’s always a bittersweet time. I will say it’s one of my favorite parts of the year, but it’s nice to take a moment and remember those who aren’t with us, whether it was a grandparent, a mother, a father or a close friend, it’s never easy to celebrate the holidays without them near you, but it’s important to keep their spirit alive.
This year, remember them in a happy way and a piece of them will be with you always, especially during the holiday season.
Take time this year and make one of their favorite recipes, play a Christmas song that reminds you of them or sit around the fire and tell your favorite stories about them – whatever it may be, they will always live on.