When you Smile (5 Things that Results from Smiling)

17 muscles is all it takes to turn that stoic mouth into a smile. It takes less than a second to go from 😁 to 😃 but you’d be amazed at what a world less than an inch raise in the corners of your mouth will make. Since relearning how to smile, even when you’re…

When Tomorrow Never Comes

I wrote this in April when I went to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, but I thought I would post it to my blog. I’ve only felt the presence of a divine power twice. When I visited this monsterous place is one of those times. What horrible irony that where I felt that the higher power was trying…

When Wearing Heels Isn’t Glamourous

In light of what has been going on around American politics, I would like to inform everyone on what it was like spending 22 years being a woman in America. As early as I can remember, I wore big, fancy dresses. Now that was by choice, but the need to be pretty was established at…

When Day Breaks

Due to the recent passing of an incredible man, Elie Weisel, I decided to read his Night Trilogy consisting of Night, Dawn, and Day. I’m sure most people have heard or read his memoir Night, describing his time at Auschwitz, but how many people have been able to pick up the book Day? Well I did. And it was the…

When the Plane Lands in Sydney

August 1. 10:00 PM. The plane takes off from Dallas, Texas to Sydney, Australia. My heart was racing (well kind of, I was exhausted). In 17 short hours, I will have picked up and moved. Moved my clothes, my prized treasures, those few books I couldn’t live without, my papers, myself to a whole new…

When Mary Dates Moses

The other day I went on a date. Within about two minutes I knew I disliked this guy as it took him all of that long to try to grab the goods (it amazes me the nerve of some people), but what actually drove HIM away was one thing. About 45 minutes in, he mentioned he…