Sick Sucks

A friend of mine in whose office I volunteer several hours per ¬†week, came in for about 9 days straight coughing and hacking and sounding just awful. Her colleague and I both encouraged her to go to the doctor and get antibiotics. It was obviously bronchitis. Fast-forward 2 weeks. I have it now. No one…

Things No One Tells You When You’re Young

Normal is just a setting on a dryer. Go ahead and be yourself. If you want to shout or wear mismatched socks or clothes that aren't in style, do it. Whatever the "normal standards" are today, they're really sort of a suggested guideline for the loudest group you're around. If you want to make snow…

I Am Beautiful

I stare into my reflection and admire my green eyes that seem even greener today because I'm wearing a dark colored shirt. I notice my freckles and pinkish skin underneath them, thanks to the sun I got yesterday while outside scrubbing the area rugs. My lips aren't extremely full but not thin, either. They suit…

I Feel Pretty

I did something today that not many women would do. I handed my 15 year old daughter my shears and told her to cut my hair for me. She had had no prior experience in cutting hair, does not take cosmetology in school, and barely cuts a straight line on paper. But I trusted her.…