Goodbyes

Signing the same last name as his on the divorce paperwork was an interesting moment.  Part of me felt anger that I gave up part of me to become part of him to unbecome a part of him.  Part of me felt lost as I had the option to take on my old last name….

The Sound of Nothing

The bells and whistles that blow up our every day lives can be deafening in a world where there is always more to do.  The race of my day starts around 6 am and powers forward full steam ahead until I just run out of steam drooling on the couch.  Some days I make it…

To the Wildflowers

  To the friend who invited me out this week that I didn’t respond to…life overwhelmed me that day. Thank you for thinking of me. To the man who helped my son craft a pinewood derby car and his wife who helps me get him to Scouts each week…I appreciate you for being examples he…

Real Life

Sitting here trying to think of something to write on this blog about my real life can be a difficult and interesting thing.  Every day ideas come to me on what I should write next on here…but…it’s been a while… I love to write.  Writing the thoughts that run through my brain help me sort…

Lost Love Letters

I picked up my favorite pen. I pulled out a fresh envelope and note card.  You know…the Italian stationary that I like.  Somehow that mattered. It was just one silly note.  A bunch of nothings written just to write because I like writing nothing kind of like this nothing that I write now because somehow…

Coming Out of Darkness

“What’s the greatest chapter in your book? Are there places where it hurts to look?” – Blake Shelton song lyrics Darkness. The Bible teaches a lesson that a light set on a hill cannot be hid.  The light will pierce the darkest corners of a place to illuminate and overcome the darkness.  But, what if…

Things Best Friends Say…

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and ATTACK.” – Coco Chanel We love our Coco…she’s in the top of the echelon of fabulous women too, E, just like you.  I am uncertain why I just now saw your comment on the post I wrote for you but it came to me today just when I…

Let’s Talk About Skin

Someone told me that artists who paint nudity are very sexual.  Ha. Ha ha ha. Well said I suppose.  My rhetorical question is, “Who isn’t?”.  Aren’t we all designed to be sexual in nature? I have always love nude art…sculptures, sketches, paintings, photography.  I feel like nude art has the ability to depict human emotion at…

The Freedom to Choose

“May your choices reflect your hopes.  Not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela I recently had a hot date with one of my best friends.  It was our second year attending the local Red Dress party to support AIDS awareness and the local LGBT community.  I love this event because it celebrates choice. Choice.  The power…

Focus

One of my absolute favorite things is this blog.  I have fallen off the horse these past few months…new home, new friends, new city, new lifestyle…new, new, new.  In all of the newness, there is the same Nina.  But, I’m different too. Life is funny.  It challenges us.  It changes us.  It pushes us in…

Girl Talk

Hey girl, heyyyy. Remember when we decided to seize the moment and go jump in a big pile of leaves that the landscapers had just raked into a pile?  Yessss.  Life is meant to be lived! Remember the night at the Christmas party when you told me that you were getting a divorce?  You were…

The Shattered Thistle

On a walk on a path that I had never before explored in the middle of a beautiful place on the top of a hill was found a flower The world would call it a thistle but I called it beautiful I held it in my hands and cherished its plain simple beauty I was…