Dear Diary, We need to talk. There’s no easy way to say this so I’ll just say it. I have spent the last eleven months desperately trying to connect with you and I can’t do it anymore. It may have been the buzz from the rum punch or maybe I got caught up in the … Continue reading Dear Diary III: The Final Chapter
The holidays are upon us and that means festive food and cocktails everywhere! For picky eaters such as myself, ‘tis the season to be constantly interrogated when attempting to politely refuse a dish or drink. I’m already practising the many ways that I can say, “No, sorry, I don’t eat fruitcake…” and “None for me … Continue reading Life as an Adult Picky Eater
Waiting is hard. Many different emotions wreak havoc with our sanity as we wait for: life to give us a break already. the object of our affection to notice that we’re alive. the inheritance from that mean old uncle who has been blessed with immortality. that dangling carrot of a promotion. the weekend. our lunch … Continue reading Waiting…In Public with Other People
Keeping up with the news makes it harder and harder to smile these days. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been deliberately seeking out good news that would drown out the bad. I prefer to feel positive, cheerful, and hopeful. This is the one chance that I have to be Melissa in this life so … Continue reading 30 Things That Make Me Smile
I have yet to meet or hear of a person with no problems. Whether you’re brilliant or academically challenged, wealthy or counting your pennies to buy your next meal, gorgeous or possess a face that only radio could love, none of us came into this world with the guarantee that life would dish out what … Continue reading I Rebuke Thee, Debbie Downer
I’m not sure that I’m doing this journaling thing right (is there a wrong way?). Going into this, I knew about some of the heavily touted benefits of keeping a journal or diary, such as clarity of thought, cleansing the mind of negativity, celebrating the positive, reinforcing gratitude. Still, I’m unmoved by the experience. In … Continue reading Dear Diary II: The Continuing Saga of a Girl and Her Thoughts
When we embark upon a project that we've been dreaming about, we hope that our loved ones would encourage and motivate us. In this regard, I have been richly blessed. I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to my family and friends who have told me such wonderful things about this blog. You have encouraged me … Continue reading Thank You!