I wrote it before bedtime,  SOS! I need you both, FaceTime, whatever…let me know when Just as I clicked the letters, the guilt swooped in:  you don’t need to take care of me, I should be able to do it on my own, I shouldn’t need you. Neither of you have sent a similar message, … More SOS

Cocktail Ours

A soft coastal breeze sweeps open the back of my eyelet crop top and I lean into the table fluttering my eyes.  Behind me, Miami’s city line hangs like Christmas lights turning the night instantly to magic.  I am surrounded by three friends whom I haven’t sat next to in years and they’re my blankie for the … More Cocktail Ours

Flowery Farewell

 As different as we are As far away as we were You and I came together Two parallel lives Loving the same Loving different, words linked together tied and woven into four short years Scrolling past the crazy images, I count it all, holding on hard–not wanting to let it go Our dreams, our late … More Flowery Farewell

The Sparkling Decade

Sparkling laughter floats in the air Loud, drunken dancing Rhythmic and true A decade of living Young and light Spontaneous moments On and on Mustangs, protégés, tattoos, and piercings A decade of rebellion just because Stargazing nights on sandy shores Waves crashing gently Gently from behind A decade of reflection Philosophy all around

Born This Way

The wind gently nudged us toward the Persian restaurant in Clarendon. The sky threatened to pour down on us at any moment, yet we bounced along the sidewalk gleefully with traces of sadness. Wednesday night. Midweek had become my new favorite day of the week. It had suddenly transformed from being the worst day of … More Born This Way


Loud, boisterous laughter filled the dimly lit dining room. A fire-place a few feet away warmed us.  A chicken lover, a pescatarian, 3 all American meat eaters, one pork eater, and one who eats it all gathered, reunited after two years.  Seven friends joined by a memorable experienced tattooed to our soul sat around a … More #nightofallnights

That was Easy

For two days leading up the New York trip, I sat in anxiety. I was to go with a friend I knew well, a friend I knew and a friend of a friend I had never met. Being the people-pleaser, a trait I work so hard to keep in check, I worried about it all: … More That was Easy