The Vortex

Sometimes I found myself in, what I like to call, the vortex. It's a whirlpool of feelings and emotions that sucks me in and makes it hard to escape. Even when everything seems okay, one small thing can trigger it. In the vortex, its melancholy membrane filters out joy, motivation, and creativity and floods the [...]

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You Are Different

Whether you like it or not you are different. Other people do not think like you, act like you, or feel like you. Your mold was created beautifully and uniquely, not intended to fit someone else's. Some people come close, you, my friend, are one of a kind. There are days where you are not [...]

Fa-la-la-la: Christmas Tag!

My Christmas spirit is nonexistent at the moment, this may be the perfect way to set the mood. Thank you, Fox! 1. Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts? I prefer giving gifts. I am HORRIBLE at reacting well to receiving gifts, it comes off as being ungrateful but it's actually because I feel someone's time [...]

The Interview Advocate

I tweeted this over a month ago: https://twitter.com/mutedmouthful/status/1056968530585939968 The backstory for this tweet is that due to being the most senior person at my job, I help make staffing decisions. I also have experience in recruitment. Unfortunately, we end up passing on resumes due to errors such a formatting or simple spelling mistakes. It's disheartening [...]

Flash Fiction: Happy Anniversary

Today is the day my sweet, your favorite day of the year! Jina sat up from her bed, stretching her arms and legs. She could not contain her excitement. Today was November 22nd, their anniversary; a day only filled with love, joy, and peaceful thoughts. Jina did something different every year for Semira; last year [...]

A to Z Challenge

My darling friend Fox turned an awesome exercise from their personal journal into an awesome blog challenge. This felt like the perfect activity to help me with my blogging slump and overall self-esteem. Thank you Fox for thinking of me! Rules of the challenge: Write out the alphabet in a list, then go through and [...]

Love is Weird: Thoughts on Our Ninth Anniversary

The day I realized I was in love with Austin I sobbed. Stirring in a mix of confusion and anxiety, I sat on my bedroom floor with tears streaming down my face. I had never felt like that before and those new emotions felt like an attack. I knew if I said the words first [...]

5 Wedding Etiquette Rules I’m Breaking

Planning a wedding can be excruciating, especially when your plans become flooded by a sea of opinions and questions. Friends, family, and strangers think they know best; there are hundreds of books and forums that retell proper wedding etiquette and how to be a well-behaved bride and/or groom. I am starting to think the most [...]

The Leaves Are Changing: Autumn Tag 2018

The always charming Fox of The Patchwork Fox, tagged me to participate in celebrating the joys of autumn. I follow Fox on twitter and their new blog is such a delight! I would highly recommend taking a peek. 1) What signifies the start of Autumn to you? The crisp air, the crunch of falling leaves, [...]

Blogger Recognition Award!

The requirements for this award are as follows: Thank the blogger that nominated you Write a post to show your award Give a brief story of how your blog started Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to Comment on each blog and let [...]