The New School Outfit

Life is on repeat. Every year you get to a new grade, you pick out the perfect outfit and stand on the front steps to photograph one year older and one year wiser. With backpack strapped to your bag, a nervous grin wide, and pigtails high. Sometimes it’s the same group you are moving forward […]

Door Number Three

You know how people say “when one door closes, another opens”, I truly believe that is the case. With every new decision comes a different path to follow. I have just chosen a different path from behind door number 3. I decided to take a chance on something new and follow my inner guide. Diving […]

The Tangled Lines

   Sometimes it can feel as though you are caught in a riptide, getting pummeled by the waves of life. It can feel as though you are struggling to gasp for air. Life has a way of surrounding us like a tightening cocoon, like a python.  In these times, we have to realize that only […]

The Present Year

Birthdays in my family have always been a monthly affair. From the moment birthday month rolls around, we commence celebration. To us, birthdays are something that properly deserves a cake(s), dinner(s), picnics in the woods and presents.  Lots of presents… Whether we travel, have a stay-cation, or visit our local towns, there is always a plan […]

The Competition

Growing up as a twin turns everything into a competition. Whether that be who is first to the front seat or first to finish a meal, there is always a winner and a loser. Sporting events were no longer about which team won, it was about which one of us scored the most goals, saved […]

The Big Kid

When you are little, you look up to those older for advice. You turn to parents, or other adults for guidance. You see them as gate keepers to all knowledge. I remember asking my parents questions about everything, expecting the perfect and simplified answer in return. I would ask everything from “how was the sun […]

The Sky High Pink Ponytails

Before the walking age, you roll around happily content in the loving arms of those who carry you. There is no need to think about how you get from room to room – tall Giants do that for you. Your life is as simple as the nap filled days you enjoy. As the age of […]

Every Thread Holds a Memory

What if clothes held memories of the time you wore them?  What if the dress you wore to your senior prom or the skirt you wore on the first day of school held on to those moments like a scrapbook? Held in place. Each time you see that dress, the one that made you feel […]

Awaiting Santa’s Arrival

As a child life, can be so simple. The biggest concern is whether a school day is cancelled due to snow, or what to add to a uniform to make it trendy. Going back through my childhood treasures, I find that I thought of things more in black and white. I remember this time of […]

Falling for Christmas

At this time of year, the Spirit of Christmas descends like a warm blanket offering comfort and warmth for the bone chilling nights. When life throws you snowflakes and the bitter winds blow your way, nothing warms the soul like a warm cup of spiked hot coco and the cheer of good company. Giving into the […]