Tis The Season (To Run Yourself into the Ground)

I’m beat. We had a great turn out for our annual Christmas Open House this past Saturday. Family and friends filled our home and spilled out into the front yard. The people we love were gathered around the fire pit and over the countertop crowded with dips and chips and chili and sweets. I spread…

Peace and How To Find It

Do you know where anxiety comes from? FAKE NEWS. Turn on any news channel, and see if you aren’t ordering Life Straws from Amazon five minutes later. This world has a lot of terrible things going on and there’s no shortage of people who want to tell you all about it. Much of it is…

You Called?

Has anyone ever asked you the question, “If you were a millionaire and never had to work again, what would you do?” Whatever you answered: “Fixing cars,” or “Starting a non-profit to help underprivileged carrot farmers,” or “Lay on a yacht all day drinking champagne,” was supposed to be your true calling. A few months…

Anxiety Much?

Yesterday was THE BIG DAY. The day I was waiting to find out just how screwed I’d be, car wise. Would I have to buy a new car? Would they give me three hundred dollars for everything as my step-dad secretly dreaded? What could I buy for three hundred dollars? A Schwinn and a purple…

My Spirit Animal is Eeyore

I’m changing my name and moving to Puerto Rico. I am, henceforth, going to be called Angelica Diaz and my address will be 123 Calle de La Playa. Worry makes even a sunny day seem grey and foreboding. It makes me want to pack a bag and just put distance between myself and my problems….

Gratefulness: One Girl’s Response to Anxiety

Things I am grateful for today: 1.Coming up with a post about gratefulness when what I really wanted to write about was how the whole no sex before marriage thing ruins my dating life. 2. The acceptability of yoga pants in public. Every now and then, it’s nice to be super cash. Yoga pants and…

6 Things that Drive Me Absolutely Nuts

Warning : You may think less of me after reading this. Still, this is who I am. It has to be said. I accept the consequences. I regard myself as a pretty laid-back girl. Yes, girl. I’m only 29. However, I guess everyone has certain things that push their buttons. Because you asked, here are…