…More Than Sweet Potatoes

A Little Follow Up

If you never read my “No Feeling is Invalid” post… well you’re in good company.  My regular 100+ person readership fell drastically in my absence and has topped out at … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

No Feeling is Invalid

A former coworker of mine shared an article on facebook called “Anxiety is an Invalid Excuse.”  I’ve cleverly linked it, so if you care to take a read, click the … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Year in Review: I Left The Life I Knew

September 7th, 2015: I got in my car and drove away from my life in South Florida for a new adventure.  While it is technically a year ago tomorrow it was … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Piece of Advice at 31

You know how sometimes big things happen and you begin to reflect on life, your choices, and the future?  In my little world, this could have been triggered by my … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Keeping Myself Busy After The Owl

Oh dear.  It has been two whole weeks since I’ve written anything for you with which you can distract yourself from work/life/etc.  As I wrote that sentence though, I realized … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

When a Panda Loses an Owl: The End.

So I had left, and I was on this sweet half-cross-country road trip with my puppy.  And nothing had felt any different.  It took me a couple weeks before I … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

When a Panda Leaves An Owl

So I had successfully disarmed his bomb…but was about to hit him with mine.  Well, not exactly.  Date numero uno I told him that my goal was to move to … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

When a Panda Learns How to Dismantle The Owl’s Bomb

After inviting The Owl over to have a stay-at-home date of dinner and a movie, The Owl was full of amazing bacon-y goodness and beer, and we started making out. … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

When a Panda Invites an Owl to Vegas

There I am, all smitten kitten about The Owl.  Driving back home to take Gizmo to therapy/work, I couldn’t stop smiling.  I tried.  It didn’t work.  I wanted to go … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

When a Panda Cinco’s With an Owl

So we were off to meet my friends at Mindy’s annual Cinco party.  I was filled with anxiety over this because that last time I brought someone to meet my … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

When a Panda Goes to Have Drinks With an Owl

Where we left off in our story, The Owl and I had been having a rough go of making plans to hang out with each other.  Through my insane travels … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

When a Panda Meets an Owl

Once upon a time, I randomly joined one of my friends at a brew bus party.  For those of you who don’t know, the brew bus is a very fun … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kickball, Case Management, and Crying…Oh My!

It has been quite a while since I’ve posted anything, I know and I’m sorry.  However, instead of updating you on more Chicago things (like the dates I went on) … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chicago: School

Let’s see… at this point I’ve delved a bit into the people I spent time with and the way I made money while in Chicago.  I guess it’s only fair … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chicago: People

As you may or may not recall from forever ago when I last posted, I spent three months in Chicago.  During my time there I worked at Northwestern University at … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chicago: Work

With Gizmo and Debbie’s Great American Road Trip (Part 1) complete, it seems logical to start regaling you with part 2 (since it’s done and complete,) but that sounds entirely … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gizmo and Debbie’s Great American Road Trip (Part 1) – Tres

First, I fully apologize for the entire lack of writing that has happened on this blog for the last month or two.  I’ve been handling a lot.  All of which … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gizmo and Debbie’s Great American Road Trip (Part 1) – Dos

(Read Uno first if you haven’t yet) After spending a fun day of friendship and Florida-Family with Katy, I woke up on Thursday to head out on the longest leg … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

I have a routine.  I have a schedule.  Kind of. I go to work Monday through Friday.  At least for the next couple of months. I run 3-4 days a … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment