I was talking to my married, younger sister (who knows infinitely more than I do) recently, and we talked about how many of her friends are unmarried and growing tired of waiting for guys to show interest. She told me about one friend in particular: “I feel sorry for her. She said she’s 25 and […]
If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative. Know when to close the account. (Christie Williams) If relationships are like bank accounts, I shared a workspace with someone who was far more proficient at making withdrawals than deposits. She hardly ever made a positive […]
Learning to descerne when to let go, when to understand that friendships are not meant to last, where they become toxic to you is important. Forgiveness is one thing, letting go is another.
Sometimes I wish BuzzFeed quizzes told me more than what font I am (Futura) or how many Justin Biebers I could take in a fight (14). While taking on 14 teen pop sensations in skinny jeans during a fight seems overly ambitious (I would probably be more comfortable with 12), sometimes I wish making relevant-to-life […]
Stripped of my carry-on luggage by a trim no-nonsense stewardess, I squeeze through the aisle to find my seat, 19C. I sense alternately curious and judgemental gazes sizing me up as I scan the row numbers. My sensitivity is an old irrational tick. I shake it off. I wonder who my seatmates will be for […]
If there’s one thing I love…which is a stupid way to lead off, because there are many things I love…but anyway, one thing I love is chain of acquaintance. You know–there’s this girl I know, who knows this guy, who knows this other guy, whom I just met on the bus today and ended up […]
Let a righteous man strike me–it is a kindness. (Psalm 141.5) Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. (Proverbs 27.6) Recently, I was helping my sister babysit a couple of kids. We built towers and walls out of cardboard blocks, which was fun. Then we shot Nerf guns at them […]