She sits in the lot at CarMax, her dark gray exterior even darker against the overcast winter sky in Maryland. I blink back tears, then head inside to sign her […]
I’m quiet on the drive to Dulles from my house. I’ve already cried saying goodbye to the pups, and now, staring out the window as the suns ...
“You’re moving to Thailand?” It’s been since February when I knew my future would take me to Thailand and I would become an ex ...
There are few companies I don’t like: United, PEPCO, Chik-Fil-A and T-Mobile. Why? United = horrid customer service and stupid fees that change ...
It’s the perfect summer night to be lulled to sleep by nature. Outside my window, I can hear light rain drops plunk gently off plump green leaves. Frogs whirring their [...]
Pulling in to my neighborhood, I can feel my chest tighten. The trees. When did they get so big? The homes. When did they get so old? “Welcome to my [...]
365 days. Wow. A lot can happen in 365 days. People can lose their job. Can find another job. Can fall in love. Can have a child. Can lose someone [...]
The End. Well … not really The End. More like The Beginning of the Next Chapter. Where am I now? I am in Las Vegas. Working for a restaurant group [...]
My head was pressed against the steering wheel as I cried into my speakers on the phone with Shane. “I just can’t do this anymore,” I sobbed. “I don’t want [...]
I sat in the back of Brock’s SUV, looking out into the nighttime desert landscape … flat and black, giving way to the Strip a few miles ahead of us. [...]
Las Vegas. I have had a love/hate relationship with Sin City since I moved there in 2005. Back then, I was a scared mid-20s girl, trying to gracefully exit a [...]
“D, what’s wrong? You don’t look too good,” Mom said to me as we sat at the kitchen table following dinner a few days after my arrival. She was right. [...]
Once we got in the car at Dulles, I was finally able to breathe … sort of. I wistfully looked out the window as trees whizzed by, comforted to be [...]
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