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Unspent Love

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2018 at 10:01 pm

I posted this on my Instagram, and I have my feed linked to my blog, but I felt this needed its own post anyways:

This is the most accurate explanation of the feeling of grief. why it’s never truly gone or finished. You grieve as long as you live once you’ve lost someone because you never stop loving them. Death just forces that love to take a different shape. Cheers to my uncle Chris on his birthday today 💙


I spent half my day looking for the original author of this quote, which lead me only to find a blog called “All My Loose Ends” and the writer named Jamie. So thanks, mysterious Jamie and your lovely blog full of insights and recipes. This gave me some good feels and a way to find an appreciation of sadness sometimes.

I didn’t have a chance to read through much of the blog, All My Loose Ends but I plan to. And maybe, hopefully, Jamie will somehow come across this post and know 2 things:

  1. She’s kind of a big deal, because this original quote is reposted, meme’d, put on top of stock photos of serene mountain pictures, and (hitting the big time here) misquoted or incorrectly attributed to someone. So congrats on being the real deal! (And I still haven’t located the exact post that this came from on the blog, so I’m still not 100% sure that this quote is verbatim…)
  2. Her words on her own experience with loss and grief have become an inspirational quote equivalent to a lighthouse for those lost at sea. It’s easy for me to get so wrapped up in the sadness that I forget the rest. I forget that the sadness is there because of how amazing the person was, all the good things they gave me, because of all the love I still have – even if I have to find different ways to let it out now, even if that is just by having a quiet moment for it to splash down my cheeks.

Nobody panic!!

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

So, I may or may not have lost access to my blog for a while.  But I got it back! Unfortunately, I don’t have a whole lot to post right now, but I have been putting a few things together that *fingers crossed* will provide me plenty to post on in the near future.  

I’ve also had quite a bit of brain block lately, so if anyone knows any fun and handy challenges or print things going on that might kick start my gears again, I would be very grateful!


In Poetry, Uncategorized, Writing on September 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Breathe in...
It could be today-
A beginning,
An end,
Something fresh,
A mistake you've made before.

Breathe out...
It could be today-
Or it could not,
Or maybe tomorrow,
Or another day,
Or every day for the rest of your life.

But breathe in.
It could be ugly-
Hard times,
Trying times,
Testing limits,
Will you be enough?

Now breathe out.
You can do it-
Stronger than you know,
Better than you realize.
It all comes together,
And it all will be beautiful.

Copyright © 2013

Patient, Fine, Balanced, Kind

In Opinion/Personal, Personal, Random, Uncategorized on September 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm


Moody, vaguely emo, alternative music spiked in popularity since I was in college.  The above quote is a variation of one such artist, Bon Iver, and what I understand to be one of his most popular songs, Skinny Love.  The exact lyrics are : “And I told you to be patient.  And I told you to be fine.  And I told you to be balanced.  And I told you to be kind.”  I’m not extremely familiar with the song, in all honesty.  I have no idea what the lyrics exactly mean, but I’m sure there are multiple theories and thousands of personal meanings to individual people who connect with it.  Regardless of all that, this one section, and the above shortened quote, serves as a very nice mantra on its own.  This morning, I was given a personal and real life experience on how this little phrase can be rewarding, even on a small-scale.

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Nugget #47: Dating Standards

In Cleverness, Funny, Quotes, Uncategorized on March 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

“He has that kind of face that he could pull off a cardigan.”

My explanation as to why a certain individual would be a good match for one of my friends. Trust me, it 100% made sense in my head…

Short and Sweet, or More Excuses

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

I feel terrible that I have tons of new followers and now I’ve just stopped posting. This will be very short because I’m on the go, as usual lately, with several meetings throughout my day and working late to catch up. My office is preparing for a review by the state, which basically allows us to stay open as long as citations are minimal.

Also, my laptop has decided to tear up. I have to hold the cord a certain way as its plugged in for it to actually juice the laptop, which I have to do because my battery is essentially useless.

But I swear, I will be setting aside a couple hours this weekend when I have down time to take a look at all the great blogs I’ve found and post lots of things, specifically catching up on that daily challenge that I’m slacking on!

So, happy Valentina’s Day to the love birds, or if you’re like me and don’t get into all that mush, happy Thursday!


The Wisdom of Fictional Characters: Bones Got Me…

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I have a television obsession.  I DVR so many shows it should be illegal.  And even if it were illegal, I’d still do it.  One my shows is Bones.  I love it.  I love the crime and mystery aspect of it, but I also love the quirky characters.  The last episode was called “The Twist in the Plot” and focused on a two bodies found in the same shallow grave, one that was supposed to be there as part of her burial plans and one that was not even supposed to be dead.  If anyone watches this show, then you will be familiar with Dr. Sweets, the psych guy, and his now ex-girlfriend Daisy, who was an intern in the lab for a while.  Sweets and Daisy were perfect for each other, but Sweets got cold feet when they were planning to move in together and broke up with her.  This episode was Daisy’s return to the lab after the break-up.  In addition, during this episode, Bones and Booth discussed their own wills and plans for burials, etc.  If you watch the show and haven’t seen this episode, do not read below this line, as it will discuss details of the show.

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In Uncategorized on February 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm

I didn’t ever plan to reblog anything, but here’s my first and it’s worth it! Plus, I’m a part of it 🙂 Can’t wait to go through and check out all the great blogs that are included in this.

Recommending: Burton/Depp Collabs

In Opinion, Opinion/Personal, Personal, Recommendations, Uncategorized on November 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I can’t remember the first time I enjoyed Johnny Depp. Oh, his acting abilities, of course 🙂  Probably when 21 Jump Street was still shown on television, as I have a vague recollection of jean jackets, a dangling ear-ring, and his careless finger combed hair…

I do, however, recall my first encounter with Tim Burton: Nightmare Before Christmas.  Despite my being a smart child, the trickery of this title eluded me and I went in expecting a holiday film.  I didn’t get it, it made no sense, and it kind of creeped me out.  But the older I got, the more I figured out what this movie’s true intention was and came to love it and respect it for that same strange, jittery quality that had put me off when I was younger.

But I was also introduced to the great births of every Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaborations.  I’m pretty damn sure I loved Edward Scissorhands before loving Edward Scissorhands was cool to this younger generation of hipster kids.  Who didn’t love this clueless, lonely man who popped water-beds and trimmed both hedges and housewives with his Swiss army hands?  Yes, this movie was out prior to The Nightmare Before Christmas and was equally creepy in its own respect, but I loved it.  I think it was because it had human characters and not animated ones.  I rarely was a cartoon kind of kid.  But who knew that this movie was just the beginning of a wonderful marriage of genius ideas and genius acting combined to create genius entertainment?

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