Bathroom break

Catching my breath, I wiped tears from my eyes while squatting to look under the stall doors. Fluorescent lights glowed against white tiled floors, the smell of bleach lingered. Standing in the  middle of the room, my reflection trembled in the mirror, making me feel uneasy and too exposed. I shut myself in a bathroom … Continue reading Bathroom break

Memoir: A knight in shining polyester

We’re talking about finding the grace in the awkward years at Write on Edge this week. My mother cringed as he introduced himself outside the pool. His clear blue eyes and crooked toothy grin were almost lost under a mop of dirty blonde locks. Clutching a ratty towel tightly against his bare chest, he waited, … Continue reading Memoir: A knight in shining polyester

One size does not fit all

I went to private school until 4th grade, then attended public school from 5th grade until high school graduation. I would consider myself an average student who excels in verbal communication and has a passion for writing. I worked hard for almost every grade I got - even the C's. I attended a commuter college, … Continue reading One size does not fit all

Unexpected Friendships Find You When You Need Them The Most

This is another memoir post inspired by a writing prompt given over a week ago by Write On Edge. This prompt has made me look at all the friendships in my life and how they have impacted me. I plan on writing a new post about friendship each week for a while. Cat and I … Continue reading Unexpected Friendships Find You When You Need Them The Most

Why My Life is Not Movie Worthy

My life resembles a low brow sitcom most of the time. We have all the necessary elements: two overly dramatic, smart-ass kids a rugged and charming but totally aloof 260 lb husband a petite and extremely smart hot mamma (hey, it's my sitcom) a spoiled rotten crazy dog. Every day is a whirlwind of family … Continue reading Why My Life is Not Movie Worthy