The Best Time Of Our Lives

I look back at high school and laugh at myself. Things that were such a big deal then are hard to even fully remember now.  Break ups were the worst.  School was hard.  Getting up at 7:30am was such a nightmare.  Juggling an after school/weekend job with school and band practice seemed overwhelming.  I remember a particular break up where I laid on the bathroom floor crying while my dad consoled me. (Thanks Dad)  It was the worst day of my entire life.  Failing a test?  OMG!  My life was over.  When I think of what I considered a serious situation back then, I roll my eyes. Continue reading

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An Open Life

It has been said on more than one occasion that I am a very “open” person.  I don’t think it’s ever been intended as a negative comment.  Sometimes, I take it as a compliment.  Others say it in a way that is not intended in any way except factual.  I just am.  I am open.  I feel (maybe a little too) comfortable discussing pretty much any topic.  I tend to overshare, but to me it isn’t oversharing.  It is just being open. Continue reading