I did it. It happened the day after the school shooting in Florida. I found myself getting into arguments with people about stupid things and I noticed my anxiety getting higher and my threshold for bullshit getting lower. I knew what I needed to do, thanks to the encouragement of my best friend, and I did it.
Here’s what I learned. Continue reading “Why I Deleted Facebook from My Phone”
The other day, as I was scrolling through Facebook, I saw a picture of a friend’s daughter that she had posted on her page. Her daughter is maybe three, at most. She’s a super cute little girl with bright blue eyes and her hair in a little ponytail on the top of her head. This isn’t anything unusual to see in my newsfeed. I would say the majority of my friends, especially those with whom I am acquainted on Facebook, have children. Some are older and in high school or college, some are newborns. What caught my attention and really bothered me was the comment made by another mutual Facebook friend. Continue reading “Absolutely Disgusting”
I’m not sure how widespread the incredible work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is known across the world, but if you don’t know who he is, allow me to give you an extremely abridged history lesson. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a southern Baptist minister from Alabama who worked tirelessly to help end segregation and racial injustice toward black Americans during the 1950s and 60s. He worked with President Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act in 1964, led the March on Washington where he gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech (which you can listen to here), and was working on ending segregation in housing when he was assassinated outside of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray in April of 1968. You can find out so much more about his work and his life by searching his name on Google or checking out his Wikipedia page.
Continue reading “No, I Will Not Participate in Your MLK Day Sale”
Two of my absolute best friends in the entire world became moms for the first time ever this year. One had a boy and the other a girl. One had been trying for a long time and the other got pregnant pretty quickly after deciding with her husband that it’s what they both wanted. Both women are married and both pregnancies were planned. I say this, because we have officially reached the age where our friends are getting pregnant on purpose. We are officially getting old.
Continue reading “Being Childless When Most of Your Friends Have Kids”
Hey, guess what? I love a good Starbucks latte. I also love me some rum and Coke. I love watching rom coms like You’ve Got Mail and silly movies like Mean Girls, but I also love a solid action movie, even if the storyline kind of sucks. I can change a tire if I need to, but I’d rather just call roadside assistance. And I have a burning passion for avocado and a budding love for sriracha.
Why? Why am I telling you this? What does it have to do with anything? Continue reading “Yes, I AM Like Other Girls”