I can talk myself out of friendship


I can talk myself out of friendship. I can fall heavy on the introvert side. I can tell myself I don't have time, or it will require too much, or it won't be what I need it to be. I hate to admit how many times I have allowed social anxiety to cancel plans. Earlier … Continue reading I can talk myself out of friendship

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Top 5 or 6 or 7 or so folks who impacted me the most in 2012


I know writing a post like this is a bit like an acceptance speech at the Grammy's. You're afraid you might start someone out, and that someone gets ticks off, and then everyone leaves irritated instead of lifted up. So, I'm never going to get a Grammy, and I'm sure I'll leave someone out, and … Continue reading Top 5 or 6 or 7 or so folks who impacted me the most in 2012

Titled: I should know better or Mounds of Friends, you pick


I know should know better than to eat after 9 p.m. It just leads to either crazy dreams or disrupted sleep. But of course last night my last Hershey bar and the jar of peanut butter was calling my name at 11 p.m. The result was not just crazy dreams but a tormenting nightmare which … Continue reading Titled: I should know better or Mounds of Friends, you pick

You are not dead to me.


Do you think it's more important to be a friend or to have friends? I've had several conversations lately with people who say things like, "I've just put in all I'm going to on this relationship." "I have to do all the work, they never reciprocate, I'm done with them." "If we ever do anything … Continue reading You are not dead to me.

What’s in your top dresser drawer?


My top drawer is filled with handwritten cards of encouragement or thanks from friends and family over the years. When I need a boost of confidence or if I'm feeling lonely I love to re-read these cards from people who know me best. Most of the cards and letters are from my friend Kelly. She … Continue reading What’s in your top dresser drawer?