Fighting These Winter Blues

By |2019-03-30T23:16:33-04:00March 13th, 2019|Brainstorm|

I'm nearing my 17th year of Midwest living and while many things have changed; there is one thing that has remained the same. Winter is and has always been my official struggle bus season. My first winter in Ohio was extremely shocking. I would literally pass out at the most random and inappropriate times - [...]

182.5 Days

By |2018-07-19T01:50:25-04:00July 19th, 2018|Brainstorm|

  I've never classified myself as the type of gal to summarize my existence into a particular time frame. It's common in life to say "last year was..." or "so far this year I have..." You'll even hear statements like "when I was 23 I remember," or "this next year is going to be my." [...]

Missing You

By |2017-09-29T21:54:00-04:00September 29th, 2017|Brainstorm|

In my younger years writing poems was an emotional outlet for me. I would simply grab my notebook and write, almost unconsciously. It was as if the pen knew what I needed and I trusted it without reserve. I've wanted to share some of my writings before but felt like I needed to formally introduce [...]

Looking Down

By |2017-05-10T20:52:20-04:00May 10th, 2017|Brainstorm|

I get it. Really I do. The need feels so natural. The access it brings - nothing seems to match it. Maybe you've tried to take a break, disconnect. Realized that the relationship might not be healthy. Or perhaps like many, your confident of your control over the situation and don't need any  guidance. You got [...]

Will You Still Love Me?

By |2017-04-25T20:45:54-04:00April 25th, 2017|Brainstorm|

I woke up yesterday and while I had every reason to be excited, I was filled with disquieting thoughts. For 1,095 days I've thought about THIS and how it brings me a different type of happiness that I often can't explain. We've been together for 26,280 hours and I can't remember what I did before [...]

Moving On Up!

By |2017-02-07T20:56:17-05:00November 6th, 2016|Brainstorm|

The year was 2000. My busted up Dodge Neon was on it's last legs of life, crawling down the street at a steady 7MPH. I yanked the steering wheel to the right with all my might, sheer determination and fear driving me, to get the car into the Hamilton Big Ford Country parking lot. 7 [...]

Loving You Is Easy

By |2016-04-27T01:29:00-04:00April 27th, 2016|Brainstorm, Business, Event|

Columbus! It’s been 712 days – well give or take a day or two. That’s how long we’ve been doing this thing that we do together. I’m still surprised by all that spunk and adorableness you never seem to lose. Baby, you’re an original. Perfectly imperfect in every way. I’ve been swept off my [...]

Oops, I Did It Again

By |2015-11-02T03:35:00-05:00November 2nd, 2015|Brainstorm|

One aspect of blogging I cherish the most is the opportunity to share my world with others. A dear friend recently said "it's a wonderful chance for those who can't get out to live vicariously through you." Comments like this soar straight to my heart as I embrace this sense of duty to share the [...]

365 Days Later – Definitely Not A Dating Site

By |2015-04-27T04:27:00-04:00April 27th, 2015|Brainstorm|

365 days. 8760 hours. We've explored food stuffs, artists, concerts of all sorts, festivals, along with many lazy day escapades. Reflecting upon my first year as a blogger feels strange.  Over the last 365 days I have found myself often overcome with a feeling that I can only describe as the best daydream come alive. I've [...]

Tiger Lillies In The Winter

By |2016-12-05T21:28:46-05:00February 12th, 2015|Brainstorm|

As I drove into my garage this weekend, I glanced at the dormant grass and was reminded of a Tiger Lilly I planted a few years ago.  It was my first attempt at planting anything. I'm a desert grown girl so preservation of vegetation really isn't my forte.  Neither is staying active in the winter [...]