Meaningful Relationships

The heat

I got my first migraine when I was about nine years old. We’d finished the fourteen hour drive from Chicago to Tulsa the night before. I spent the day running around with my cousins, and my little body didn’t know how to handle the mixture of exhaustion and excitement and the Oklahoma sun. My head …

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Head Up

Yesterday I watched a truck driver snap a photo of the skyline as he drove. Dangerous? Yes. But I can’t blame him. My commute changed in January, and I promised myself that I would never take those views for granted.  I force myself to look up from my phone and to take in the energy …

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Splish Splash

Matt and I are contemplating our next move, and I’m spending entirely too much time on real estate websites. Sometimes I rush through my morning journaling so that I can see what new places popped overnight. I have a ritual. Look at the list price. Consider any additional costs. Does it include parking? Utilities? Flip through …

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Twenty Five

It’s often difficult to sum up a year’s worth of events into one word, but this year’s word was as obvious as could be: tension. I was mentally and emotionally stretched and strained for the entirety of 2017, held taut between the best and the worst times of my life. The year was marked by …

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This is Us

I have been in a relationship for all of my adult life, but I am the worst at giving dating advice. That’s because I have been in a relationship with the same man for all of my adult life. Matthew didn’t seem like the one when I was a senior in high school. He was …

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