I’d Rather Play Marbles Than Baseball

This morning I had a checkup to see how Tamara is progressing. When I went to the doctor in early May I was horrified when I was diagnosed with a baseball sized cyst on my right ovary. The doctor told me that physical activity had to be put on hold until it resolves. How long…

Happy Birthday, Isaac

Five years ago he was just a fellow intern at the Dolphin Research Center. I wasn’t looking for a relationship, in fact I had just gotten out of a relationship and was ready for some freedom, fun, and relaxation in the Florida Keys. One day at work he came out of the closet (no pun intended) wearing…

Memories

Sometimes when I am doing a completely normal task like brushing my teeth or loading the dishwasher, a memory from my childhood will appear out of nowhere. I don’t have a lot of early childhood memories. In fact, I don’t really remember anything before the age of 8 or 9. Sure I can recall houses…

Angry People in the Workplace

There are some people in life that are miserable, and are therefore miserable people to be around. Being the sociology/psychology freak that I am, I find it really interesting to track these unhappy people to see if there is a connection between their moods and their places of employment. Are certain jobs making people unhappy…

Another Year Under the Belt

Today is my 25th birthday, woohoo! Being the pessimist realist that  I am, every single morning that I open my eyes I say a quick “thanks for letting me see another day, God!” Every single birthday I celebrate, I am elated to have spent another wonderful year on this earth. After all, it was 2…

Blessed

I had a long talk with my mom this morning that left me feeling energized, refreshed, and optimistic. My immediate family has spent the past year focusing on the positive in life and not letting negativity (both people and circumstances) weigh us down. It’s hard to do. It takes a conscious effort to not let…

What I Don’t Miss

Because my What Do You Miss? Post was a little nostalgic and a lot depressing, I felt the need to create a What I Don’t Miss list. What I Don’t Miss Dating. Sure, I miss the excitement of a first date and the “I wonder where this will go” thoughts, but overall, I don’t miss…

I Guess He Likes It, Cause He Put a Ring On It!

In September of 2007 I began an internship at Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys. I quickly bonded with all of my internship buddies, and one in particular. Isaac Perry was his name. He was hilarious and I felt like I had known him my whole life, not just a few weeks. After an…