Sunday, August 23, 2015

Late August

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

Late August used to be one of my favorite times of year. Summer jobs were winding down, and school would be starting soon.

There was always excitement for the upcoming school year (yes, even in college) and the changes that were sure to come.

I'm in an office now (Monday-Friday, 8-5), and the excitement has faded. I get excited for Labor Day weekend and the extra day off, but it's not the same. I'm not in a learning atmosphere, where teachers and students alike are preparing for a new year.

I never realized how much I enjoyed the anticipation for the new school year. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Still Writing

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I still write. After all this time, my dream of being a published author has not come true yet, but I still write. I have not given up.

I get ideas from my everyday travels. Some ideas are funny, some cliche, some boring, and some mean, but they are still ideas.

One day my stories will be published. I promise.

Once a writer, always a writer.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Moving, Pickled Onions, Yoga

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I hope your bellies and bank accounts are full of riches.

I moved from a 795 sq. ft. apartment to an 885 sq. ft. place. It's good wood laminate floors, a big bathroom, and a big pantry. I wouldn't recommend moving in extreme (115 F) heat. Even with precautions, you most likely will end up dry heaving in a cold sweat in the wee hours of the morning.

I flew home for a visit over the 4th of July weekend. It was pretty cool. The food in Virginia Beach is superior to the food in Phoenix, I must say. If Phoenix would stop putting pickled onions on everything and cease to serve crappy chicken, I would feel differently.

Some of the new neighbors (thankfully several buildings away from me), don't know how to argue effectively in an apartment community. If you don't want onlookers to stop and watch you fight, then don't start yelling profanities while on the balcony. Whisper arguments are so much more effective. 

I tried doing yoga the other day. It's actually quite the workout. I am a fan. One day I'll have the courage to go to a class in spite of my yoga-related fears.

I'm back to writing. I find it difficult at times, but with the help of the thousands of "How to Write" books, I am making progress. Soon, I'll have a novel with my name on it. I promise.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Hello Non-Existent Reader,

Somehow, I've become a 75% vegetarian. Completely on accident. And I'm okay with it.
Hell hath frozen over.


Hello Non-Existent Reader,

Why is finding clothing so difficult? I want the good brands, but I also don't want to spend my rent money on an outfit.


I guess I'll continue to buy my clothes at the same place I buy cheese.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Writing is Hard

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I've been struggling to write. Not just on this blog (which has made me eight cents since I began blogging), but in letters, stories, and journals.

I hate this stupid mental block.

But, I am trying. Every sentence is progress.

It's getting there.


Saturday, January 17, 2015


Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I turn 26 soon.
Very soon.

I'm not sure how I feel.

I can see wrinkles forming on my face.

I don't get carded when purchasing alcohol.

I am officially a grown-ass woman.