I am on a first-ever coffee date with myself right now. Yes, Alyssa Cann…Tinnirella (still weird) is sitting in Baker and The Brew, with four chairs, and only one occupied. For those of you who know me, this will likely come as a shock. I don't do ANYTHING by myself (anxiety is a real bummer).… Continue reading First Date
Ahh yes. Good ol Monday, we meet again. What is better than a regular old Monday? A rain-soaked Monday. When the rain hangs on the window panes like a blanket, I am forced inside. It’s these sopping wet, sunless Monday’s that I find myself exploring the dark alleys of my brain. Wandering around, picking up… Continue reading Monday, Schmonday.
Before these daydreams were as intimidating to me as leaning over the edge of a cliff. Marriage is Nick holding my shirt, keeping me from falling but never pulling me back far enough to miss the view.
My whole life, with everything, the grass has always been greener. No matter the circumstances, I always felt like there had to be something better. God himself could have picked me up and dropped me straight into the Garden of Eden and I’d sit there thinking “but…..if this exists there must be something better and… Continue reading Just The Right Shade.
It's Tuesday night and I can't sleep. I guess technically at this point, it is Wednesday morning. A new day-already. And I am here, wide awake, to welcome it. It’s nights like this my mind wanders far and wide. Spanning the range of possibilities and impossibilities. I think about things both ridiculous and authentic. Random and reasoned. Chaotic and calm. My imagination… Continue reading Fishing.
On a rainy December night in 2015, Dawn and I drove up to a house on the river to find a man with a pony tail filling a U-Haul. Normally, this would be a red flag and we would keep driving-but I needed answers. We pulled up, rolled down the window and asked if he… Continue reading Tarot Cards, Leaps and Lemonade
When it first started, it was great. I took a leap of faith, a huge pay cut and dove in 110%. I was excited. I was devoted. I couldn't wait to be a part of something great. It wasn't long before I realized I had been hoodwinked. I realized that even though something is pretty… Continue reading Just keep driving.