Last night when my husband went to bed, I tucked him in, padded back to the family room, shut off all the lights save the one over my head, and cozied into my favorite corner of the couch to read. I only did it for … Continue reading Day 1 of that freelance life
The first time I ever took myself out on a date, it was less than a week after a nasty breakup (is there any other kind?) To make the breakup worse, I worked with the guy. In fact, I sat, like 20 feet away from … Continue reading Going out alone is awesome. Here’s why.
I am not a girl who's too cool to worry about being lame during holidays; I am the master of Christmas. I love Easter bunnies. I decorate the tiny purple tree in my office with hearts every Valentine's Day. But come St. Patrick's Day, you … Continue reading I don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day
I started going to Weight Watchers meetings last May. It worked beautifully for me, and I not only hit my weight goal, but I maintained it for six weeks and thus had bestowed upon my head a Lifetime Membership. So long as I go to … Continue reading It’s not ‘selfish’ to put yourself first
It's something of a joke among my coworkers: Jaclyn hates her phone. I don't like the idea of people reaching me any old time they like. I value my free time way too much to want anyone to have that kind access to me. As … Continue reading I really hate it when people have their phones out around people
I'm taking another prompt from Journaling Sage over on Instagram: List 30 things you want to do before your next birthday. My next birthday is less than two months away. It definitely puts some parameters on my list of 30 things to do, making them … Continue reading 30 things to do before my next birthday. Which is in two months.
At some point as a girl, I started to develop my idea of what being a woman meant. If I were to make an idea board of all the ideals I associated with femininity, front and center would be a photo of my cousin Tressa … Continue reading Why whiskey is better