Kicking Bad Habits – Adopting New Routines

The smallest things can make a world of difference. Using a blue inked pen instead of black can make a page a little brighter and even lift the spirits, an unexpected visit from a friend can make your world less bleak, a handwritten note in the mailbox can restore your faith in humanity. Paying attentionContinue reading “Kicking Bad Habits – Adopting New Routines”

Foodie Friday – Fish & Chips

The first time I had fish & chips I was eight-years-old. It was our first night at our new house and we ate on the floor in our empty dining room. I don’t remember how the meal was or if I really enjoyed it, but I do remember sitting in an unfamiliar house and stillContinue reading “Foodie Friday – Fish & Chips”

Adventure is calling – his name is Alex

 My husband and I often take separate cars when we make plans during the week since we meet up right after work. On our way home from whenever we are, Alex calls me as soon as we get in the car. We talk as I follow him home or he follows me. With our workContinue reading “Adventure is calling – his name is Alex”

the unbreakable Vanessa schmidt.

Yesterday Alex and I binge watched The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. I instantly fell in love with Kimmy’s character. Her happiness, determination, passion and positivity is infectious! She reminds me of a younger version of myself; specifically when I interned at Random House. When I was doing everything and anything I could get myContinue reading “the unbreakable Vanessa schmidt.”

Anxiety Update – Back with a Vengeance

I don’t want to write about this but I should because sometimes a step back means taking a leap forward. I hoped that my previous post about anxiety would be my last. I truly believed that I had gained control over it, that I would never have to deal with the severe heart palpitations, nausea,Continue reading “Anxiety Update – Back with a Vengeance”

How’s Married Life?

When family and friends ask me how married life is going, I stand there with a blank look on my face  or stare at my phone with a million thoughts running through my head. Most of these thoughts are works of fiction filled with lust, drama, and romance. How’s married life? they ask Oh it’sContinue reading “How’s Married Life?”

Tell your ‘Boring’ Stories

In spite of writer’s block and simply not making time to write as often as I should, I still call myself a writer. I believe in stories; that a life is made up of so many chapters, narratives, and essays that it’s difficult to keep track of which part of the book you’re living in.Continue reading “Tell your ‘Boring’ Stories”

Name Change

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet. – Juliet Before Alex placed a ring on my finger I hadn’t given much thought to assuming my his last name.  Alex and I aren’t the most traditional couple so those around me assumed I would keepContinue reading “Name Change”