I Thought You Were Dead

Twenty minutes Waiting and pacing Tears Worst fears I thought you were dead The story, it broke in synch with my heart News from afar, a tragic loss by far The words jumped from the page, coiled around my neck constricting my breathing I’m a complete wreck Plane crash Afghanistan 14 dead Your company Its name There in bold on…

Why The Polar Vortex Makes Me Hate People

This winter has put me in a pretty foul mood. I’m not angry that it’s snowing in North Carolina, I’m not pissed that I now have to schedule makeup school days for my students because of snow days. I’m not even mad that every morning I have to run to my car in a slinky…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

Scuba diving can be an overwhelmingly beautiful and serene experience, or completely eerie depending on what you are diving into. One of my eeriest dives was in Aruba where my buddy and I swam through a ship that had been hit by a torpedo (first photo). That same day, we ventured into a plane that crashed and…

High Maintenance Traveler

For the past few months, Isaac and I have been trying to figure out where we should go on our Honeymoon in March. Friends, strangers, family members, and coworkers have been urging us to go to Europe, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, you name it! Alaska and Colorado were even briefly talked…

Nuptial Nightmares

Our wedding venue, photographer, and caterers are booked. My gown is paid for, my bridesmaids have their dresses too. The guest list is finalized. All 115 invitations are addressed, stamped, and waiting patiently to be mailed. Everything is coming together so nicely, so why do I keep having nightmares about our wedding day? Cold feet?…