One Year of Marriage

If I’ve learned one thing over the past year, it’s that every single marriage is completely different. No single piece of advice fits all, but we’ve been able to learn from others and… Continue reading

Old Habits Really Do Die Hard

As the saying goes, “old habits die hard.” In my opinion, old habits don’t just die hard. They are like ticks. You can’t just throw them out or flush them away to get… Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned Since Saying “I Quit”

Exactly six months ago this Monday, just before starting this blog, I said “I quit.” I quit steady pay, enviable benefits, a few weeks of paid vacation, and I quit working for someone… Continue reading

My Boy

Twelve years ago, I held a warm, dimpled, button-nosed little boy on my lap and thought, “I think we are going to be best friends.” Well, my 12-year-old self didn’t realize how hard… Continue reading

I Don’t Like You, But I Love You

Is there someone in your life who you love…but who you actually can’t stand? The random relative or friend from 10 years ago who thinks you are lifelong best buddies, slapping you on… Continue reading

Avoiding Eye Contact in Public

To my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ friends—if you were to see me at the store, or at the airport, in Starbucks, or even miles and miles away on vacation, would you… Continue reading

Why I Chose a Startup Marriage

I’ve been reading about “startup” and “merger” marriages in the news a lot lately after Charles Murray’s Wall Street Journal article on the topic. First, let me explain the difference between the two.… Continue reading

Forget the Fireworks

My husband is an overall quiet guy, not one to volunteer his opinion unless he feels really strongly about something. That’s why when he’s passionate about something, I listen. Over the past few… Continue reading

For Sale

After almost two years as official home owners, we believe that it is time to get our house ready to go on the market. We’ve started to notify our family members, some of… Continue reading


I didn’t experience heartache in my teens. I never had that 80s-Molly Ringwald kind of love, which is inevitably followed by a messy breakup where I would cut pictures into a million pieces… Continue reading