• From the Desk

    Galentine’s Love

    Happy week before Valentine’s Day! Now if you have been a reader of my blog for a while you will know I have spent most of my life single. Last year was the first year I actually Valentine’s Day with a boyfriend. My first 23 Valentine’s Days I spent with my family and my wonderful girl friends. Sometimes we called it Galentine’s Day other years we’d just call it Valentine’s because we were with the people that matter most to us. Even though I didn’t have a boyfriend I looked forward to Valentine’s Day because I got to celebrate my friends with food and gifts. I know this time of…

  • From the Desk

    Dear 15: A Letter to My Teenage Self

    A couple years ago I started thinking about what kind of advice I would have told myself if I could go back and talk to myself as a teenager. Over the course of some time, I ended up writing letters to myself. There’s one letter for every year I was a teenager. Over time I’ll share all of them here.   ~   Dear 15, Making new friends is fun, it’s exciting. You never know exactly what’s going to happen and what will be lasting and what will be temporary. My advice is not to worry if the friends you’re currently making will be with you till the end and…

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    The Gift of Singleness

    I was single for the first 24 years of my life. It wasn’t until a month and a half after my 24th birthday I officially got into a relationship with a guy. I say officially because I struggled in the relationship department for a number of years. While I was in it I would hop back and forth between saying I did or didn’t want a boyfriend, but if I’m honest the majority of the time I did long for someone to care for me in that way. However, it wasn’t all tears and wondering when a guy would finally ask me out. Towards the end of my time being…