“You look just like your dad!” This was a common phrase I heard growing up. It would bring sheer panic to my young, teenage girl heart. Luckily, we discovered I look very similar to my great-grandma. She is my dad’s grandma. She was a beautiful woman, so that makes looking like my dad kind ofContinue reading “You Look Just Like Your DAD”
I was sitting in our small classroom wearing my witch costume waiting for the Halloween parade to start. My best friend was out in the hall refusing to put on her bride costume. The teacher asked me to go out into the hallway to convince her to put on her bride dress and veil. Determined,Continue reading “That Friendship Feeling”
For me, there is deep emotion connected with Memorial Day. Flags line the road. Flowers are sold out at every store. Families gather at cemeteries to celebrate the life of loved ones who have passed on.
Most kids at my high school drove junk cars. You know the ones with the bumper draggin’, the mirrors barely hanging on, and the windows duct-taped closed. But that’s not the case for everyone. There were the kids who drove jeeps, the newest car, or their mom’s minivan. Then, there were the lucky ones whoContinue reading “My First Love”
I remember sitting in the movie theater as the tears flowed. I had been feeling miserably exhausted for over a month (that was before I knew I had mono) AND my boyfriend and I had recently broken up. I felt just plain terrible and I didn’t know how to get out of this slump. MyContinue reading “A Movie Worth Waiting For”
I’m lying wrapped in a snug mummy bag. Cold sweat is dripping down my body, making me shiver and shake. I try not to move. I can’t tell if the wind is rustling the trees outside of the tent or if it is something bigger. SOMETHING MUCH BIGGER. Something that could weigh over 700 pounds.Continue reading “Look for Beauty, NOT BEARS”
When I moved out to go to college, I thought I’d be way less dependent on my mama. Well, I was dead wrong. Mothers are forever. The number one lesson I’ve learned is that you always need your mom. Friends can learn all about you, but your mom can read you ten times better. My momContinue reading “THANK YOUR MAMA”
I was a lifeguard for about 3 years of my life, which included 3 long summers. I saw the extreme tomatoes and the walking sunscreens. I’m obviously not a dermatologist, but I believe I have a great understanding of what to absolutely not do. I’ve heard all the excuses on why someone didn’t wear sunscreen.Continue reading “How to Handle Sunburn Season Like a Pro”