Anytime I use profanity in the slightest, it triggers my mother. She acts like she's been called by God, and it's her mission in life to serve as the “language police.” She believes she has the right to correct me every time I use a phrase or word she deems “inappropriate.”
I could be on the phone with her pouring my heart out about an issue I was passionate about, and if the F word came out, she will just interrupt me and say something like, “oh, you have a baby, you can’t talk. Like that now.” This is every…
How can you all still be friends and pretend I never existed?
Dear Maggie and Becky,
Hey Maggie, do you remember the huge crush I had on Pastor Ochner? And that cold February Sunday, we left the valentine for him after church?
— We thought we were so brave. I still remember the pink construction paper that read Pastor Ochner in cut out red bubble letters with a heart sticker in the middle of the O on Ochner. We taped a Herseys bar on the valentine, and scotch taped it to his office door. …
It all began when I spotted a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt in Forever 21. Every year my sister and I do some matching character sweaters for Christmas so I gave her a call.
It was like any other ordinary sister phone call. I joked about how much weight I had put on being 5 months pregnant and she said, “Do you weigh more than me yet?” “Of course,” I said. And we laughed. She was looking forward to her weekend getaway in Georgia with her fiance, which included a stay in a secluded cabin complete with a hot tub.
How to stay motivated while working a job that’s not for you
It gets harder and harder every time I do it. And it makes me more miserable every time. I just got back from visiting my sister in Florida a few weeks ago.
I was there for a total of five days; two of those days were spent helping her pack and move everything from her apartment. I hated feeling like I had to rush back to Missouri because I had to be at a physical place of work at a scheduled time.
I currently work in a pharmacy…
And everything you didn’t want to believe came true
All I could think about was a Facebook photo I saw when I heard these words:
“Let’s take a break.”
The next sting:
“All the boyfriend/girlfriend rules are off.”
Three Years of sacrifice
Two Years of making a long-distance relationship work
All down the toilet.
My boyfriend, Barry, manipulated me into breaking up with him a week before he went to Memphis. The girl in the photo was also a musician as well.
I had no reason to think she was anything special. But, something in my gut said otherwise. …
Right after graduation, I applied for an internship at The Nixon Memorial Library in Yorba Linda, California. I was ready for a change of scenery, and I thought this would be the ideal opportunity. I had a BA in History and a long time fascination with President Nixon.
I didn’t get the internship, but I said F*ck it. Why should I let that determine my summer? I decided I was going anyway. I still had a whopping $8,000 in my bank account of student loans I never used.
I didn’t plan on spending it, but something inside me snapped. It…
His hair is a beautiful ombre of silver.
Dressed to perfection with a double-breasted sport coat, slacks, and vintage leather dress shoes; he is anything but inconspicuous.
I watched from a corner booth as he went from table to table smiling and welcoming patrons. Who was this classy, charismatic guy?
I can’t stop smiling I know this smile is plastered to my face and it’s not going away. I have only experienced this smile one other time in my life when I was 18.
I was in love with a pharmacist named Bill who was 3 times my age.