Maturity and Loss

*I wrote this last night as I lay on my couch alone missing where my life was only last week. Sometimes you just have to let it all out somehow. *

I was so happy alone when I met you. You took that all away. I didn’t want a relationship until I met you. I was finally so happy alone. You hurt me more than you’ll ever know and I’m used to feeling broken. You told me I was the best relationship you’d ever had. That I was everything you wanted but it wasn’t enough.

It was hard for me to let down my walls. To try so hard to make someone else happy after being alone for so long. To be so unselfish. I was a product of my own self-induced solitude. I actually listened to all your words. I heard them. Actually heard them. I wanted to. For the first time in my life I didn’t want to be selfish. I wanted to give and be your everything. You said you liked food so I cooked for you. You said your last relationship wasn’t honest so I was. You said she didn’t want you enough so I told you everyday how much I did. You were hurt and I wanted to take care of you. You fell for me, a little, and I saw it. I saw it in your eyes, the way you looked at me while I lay next to you, the way you craved my touch, the way you wanted to fill all your spare moments with the sound of my voice. But none of it was enough. You missed something I could never give you and you were not honest about it.

Thank you for making me feel like a better person than I was before I met you, than I thought I could be. I see now I’ve never had a true mature relationship. I remember feeling so confused by the lack of fighting or struggle when we were together. Even when you ended it, I didn’t fight to keep you or change your mind. I feel like I’ve always fought and struggled to hold things together when other relationships floundered. I didn’t fight because I didn’t care. I didn’t fight because I cared more, too much. It hurt you enough to end it and that was hard enough. 

You deserve everything you want and more. You’re an amazing person. And so do I. Its unfortunate we couldn’t achieve that together. Thanks for giving me a small chance and showing me I’m better than I ever knew I could be. 



Making a Comeback!

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted here and, quite frankly, I feel terrible about it. So many times I’ve thought about finding this blog again and logging in. Of the struggle to remember my password or what web address I needed to remember.

Well here I am. Back again!

It’s difficult to find a starting place again after two years. So many things have happened. There have been relationships, bad and good, scary and exhilarating. There have job changes and relocations and friendships built and lost and rebuilt again.

I cannot say that I am at the same point I was when I started this blog. I’m older and I feel like I’ve learned many more lessons about life and adulting than I was prepared to learn. But this isn’t a bad thing, it’s just the way things go. I look back so fondly on the this blog and where I was then and how it helped change me and express myself better.

My only hope for the future here is to bring more clarity in my coming endeavors, share my adventures and thoughts , and perhaps make a small mark somewhere out there in this big ole pond.


Here’s to looking forward! 

Coosa River Kayaking Trip

With the colder weather coming in, it was time for me to organize another kayaking trip while the water was still warm. We went to bed early the night before so we could be ready to head to Wetumpka, AL for the early trip starting at 9:30am. Ever since I discovered kayaking, Coosa River Adventures has been my favorite place to rent from. The staff are so friendly and helpful and it’s only $29 to rent a one person kayak for the entire day. Coolers and dry boxes packed, we had a blast out on the water all day! The water temperature was absolutely perfect! I also spoke with the owner and he told me that the water should stay a great temperature until Thanksgiving so this may not be the very last trip of the season!

165905_10153284533625506_966577453_nOur group getting ready to set out on the water

1383414_674299027520_1563397752_nSetting out on a gorgeous day!!

1383671_674281602440_1599121660_nThe boy wanted to jump off of this rock but the water level was a little low this time around

1381234_674298942690_1614983614_nOne of the best things about the Coosa is that you can really take your time. Here we are stopped for a break and being silly


1383379_674298907760_1325684108_n (1)It was really nice being the seasoned veteran of the river this trip. I did manage to fall in a couple of times and I’ve sure got the “Coosa Tattoos” to show for it!!

Can’t wait to organize one more trip this year!!


Beer and Wine Festival 2013

This past Saturday was the 4th Annual Uptown Beer and Wine Fest and it was another great turn out!

Last year at this event, I ended up in the newspaper doing the Wobble so I decided to keep it a little more classy this time.

All kinds of people of people were in attendance and it was so nice running into old and new friends while sharing mini glasses of brews. I wish I’d kept better tabs on all of the beers and wines that I consumed but all were pretty darn good to me!

Here of some fun pictures!1382182_10151951511642146_647125185_n Ran into some fun guys in kilts who asked me if I liked “bagpipes”

13863_10201167753049268_139126696_nPicture taken and edited by my LOVELY friend, Jenn

1235298_10151951514722146_787870573_nWho says you can’t have two cups??

1185406_10151951513137146_251625826_nAdorable friends, Emily and Kari

1377589_10151951513712146_1016004889_nRoomie having a blast in the middle of everything!!

There’s no better way to bring in the fantastic fall weather than a good ole festival!!


Need for Speed Official Trailer

I usually don’t post videos or trailers but as you may or may not know, scenes from the new Need for Speed movie were filmed in my hometown of Columbus, GA over the summer. Footage included in this trailer was filmed right here on our 13th St Bridge! I wasn’t able to watch the actual filming but it’s very exciting to get to see a place where I drive all the time in a big screen flick. Not sure if I’ll like the movie, but I think I’ll have to watch it just for these shots!

What did you think of the trailer? Will you watch? If you’re from Columbus, GA, were you able to see the bridge and how excited are you?


Adore Me Lingerie

I found an lingerie site that, with sign up, you could receive 50% off your first order so I decided to order myself some since my collection at this time is almost nonexistent.  After looking through the site, I decided I was really interested in something sexy to sleep in. After all, who doesn’t like to feel sexy when they’re asleep?

I did a little research and decided on a black babydoll set. I chose it because it looked like it wasn’t TOO revealing and because it looked like it might be sort of comfy to sleep in.

IMG_4408[1]The box arrived a little smashed but I just love mail so I couldn’t WAIT to open.


Again, love the packaging. What a fun gift for myself!
IMG_4410[1]Here’s the set that arrived. I do like it but it looks a little too see-through for me. We’ll have to see how well it looks on but I might return for a different style.

I completely recommend this site though. The customer service reps were very nice and answered every question that I had extremely quickly. They even have reps available on instant message so that you don’t have to bother with calling or emails. I wish every site was this easy to order from!

What do you think? Have you ever ordered from Adore Me and how was your experience? Please share!


Maltitude Grand Opening

Last Friday was the grand opening for Malitude, Columbus’ first craft beer and wine specialty store!


Located on the main strip of Broadway, this dog friendly beer and wine shop is an awesome new addition to the growing Downtown scene. With bike stands, build your own six-pack stations, and the first growler filling/refilling store (to my knowledge) in C-Town, Maltitude already has the ability to attract customers from all different walks of life. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable and didn’t look down on me at all for not being a craft beer connoisseur.

IMG_4413[1]I absolutely adore the dog drinking station! It was really awesome getting to see people bring in their pups instead of leaving them out on the sidewalk. Got me thinking that now all we need is a dog park nearby!

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We wandered around looking at everything and eventually decided on one of the mix and match six-packs. Even ran into some old friends at the register!  After check out, we decided to head out to streets to enjoy our brews while listening to the Outdoor Concert Series.

I can already tell that this new store is quickly going to become a Columbus favorite!



Planet Pops!

If you’ve read my previous post about Steel City Pops, you should already have an idea of how much of a popsicle shop lover I am. Well guess what?? Columbus, GA has recently gained it’s very own pop-shop!! It’s located downtown right next to the Black Cow restaurant on 12th St. They have new flavors every day and have recently completed a new website that should be updated often.

We decided to add fresh popsicles to our Tuesday night bike riding ritual and here are some pictures of our first trip!


The inside is gorgeously redone and much bigger than you’d think. I spoke with the owner and he stated that he too had gone to Steel City in Birmingham and had loved the idea so much, that he decided we needed one here as well! Small world, right?


I decided to get a little crazy this time and order the Coffee and Cream. So good!! At first it tastes like strong coffee then you start to get the sweetness of the cream. Would be a great after meal dessert.

Can’t wait to get back and taste ALL of the other fun flavors!!


Dancing Needles War Eagle Special!

Dancing Needles is a cute local boutique store that I love to order gifts from. They are always having great specials and deals that I hear about through their Facebook page. Unfortunately, they are located a little far from my office and close before I can get over there so rarely do I get to grab one of these great bargains. I am so glad that I was able to participate in this one!

Since Alabama and Auburn won their games over the weekend, Dancing Needles celebrated by giving their football loving customers a free gift. All that was required of you was to run by the store and yell “Roll Tide” or “War Eagle”. Not one to miss a deal of any kind and huge AU fan, I made my way down and excitedly yelled War Eagle. Here’s the cute cup that they made for me!
IMG_4411[1]Interested in a free cup of your own? Keep an eye on their Facebook age for new weekly deals and specials. This week I hear they’re having a Georgia tumbler or wine glass giveaway!

Check them out at


Floral Reminders

Sometimes in life we let tensions build up because we afraid to let  the other person know where we stand. We come to resent the things that bother us in others that we ourselves are afraid to point out.

The other day, the BF (JB), and I had an argument. We both shouted our needs, disappointments, and desires in a desperate attempt to be understood. I’m not saying that yelling at each other is the way to go but sometimes it helps to release all of the pent-up frustration that can come from two separate entities attempting to forge their lives together.

We’re both strong-willed and set in our ways. There are things that both of us need to make us feel essential and important that the other is not always able to give. It’s the ability to continue to build and grow together even after these superficial fractures that make it possible to continue to strive towards somethings bigger.

“The difference from ordinary and extraordinary is a little extra effort.”

Here are the flowers that JB had delivered to my office today!