on the other side of “what if?”

When I was little– probably around four or five– and learning how to swim, I would wear my trusty “bubble” floaty religiously.  I didn’t want to be anywhere near the water without it.  I loved to swim– and still do, actually, but being the more timid kindergartner that I was, I was not interested in trying […]

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when life comes full circle. in your twenties??

So… I bought a business last month. If you know me, then you know I’m the constant down-player.  I downplay most things I’m doing, and I seldom vocally “own” anything I do. For example: photography. I drafted contracts and collected money for my services.  By definition, a “professional” photographer is one who collects payment vs. an “amateur” […]

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how to kick your resolution’s ass.

With Christmas right around the corner, and New Year’s following in its wake, self-reflection is in the air — at least for me.  Normally by this time of the year, I’ve started to feel more than a little grossed out by my diet and spending habits, and the annual January resolution to “be better” has slowly become […]

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four years & counting.

Happy four year anniversary to my now-husband Anthony​!  It feels like only yesterday that I had such a giant crush on my cousin’s friend, that I was taking a cold shower one night during the infamous October storm so that I wouldn’t look completely disgusting when I went over to your house to play scrabble, […]

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they can’t help it.

You know how men tend to think women are overly emotional,  we overreact,  the bad moods spring out of nowhere, etc?  And sure, 90% of the time, with 99.9% of women, it’s probably true? Well, I also realized something this morning while sort of bickering with Anthony about what we were going to do today. […]

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a bittersweet ending

Seeing as how a little over two weeks have flown by, I think it’s high time I posted some pictures of what I consider to be the the last day of summer.  For me at least. We spent the beautiful afternoon on Anthony’s boat with his aunt and her kids.  Not only was the ride […]

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