Crafting

My New Cricut Explore Air 2

I have contemplated for a while about purchasing a Cricut machine. My dreams of owning one have finally become a reality and the timing could not be more perfect! I was so excited to get my Cricut in the mail but I waited several days to open it. I wanted to make sure when I opened it, I had enough time to sit down and play with it. To my surprise, it was very easy to set up. Click on the pic to see […]

Cricut Explore Air 2

 

Traveling

Punta Cana: How I Prepared to Travel Alone, Where I Stayed, and What I Did

After my trip to South Beach Miami in February 2017 for my 40th birthday, I caught the “travel bug” and I knew instantly that this was the first of many vacations I planned to take. Being a school counselor, I’m lucky enough to have the summers off and after talking with a coworker who traveled to the Dominican Republic alone the previous summer, I felt that this would be a great destination for not only my first solo trip but also for my first international trip.

Punta Cana

Once I decided that Punta Cana was going to happen I immediately began to research places to stay. With the options being endless, I of course turned to Facebook to ask for recommendations. I received very little suggestions and when researching them, I didn’t feel 100% about whether or not they […]

Dating Suddenly Single Chronicles

Suddenly Single: Brokenhearted

Just like any new chapter in life, there are phases. If you read my first post for The Suddenly Single Chronicles then you may be aware that I was inspired to write about my dating and relationship experiences. Heartbreak is probably the hardest phase to get over, at least for me it is. What I can’t understand is, how do you get over a relationship that never really was a relationship? Then I realized, it’s not the ending of this non-relationship that has me feeling brokenhearted, it’s the man that I grew an emotional attachment to that has me feeling this way.

Brokenhearted

It’s amazing how hearing a song play on the radio can bring you to tears. No matter how many times you tell yourself you are going to be okay, you can never seem to get over the feeling of being brokenhearted. You might hit the gym, go to church, bury yourself into your work, or even try and meet someone else but that ache you feel is still there at the end of the day. You know there is a silver lining, but[…]

Dating Suddenly Single Chronicles

The Suddenly Single Chronicles

Even though my blog isn’t that old, it was time that I re-vamped things a little. When I decided to start blogging, I wanted to journalize (I know that’s not a word) my life. I wanted to be able to talk about what I wanted to talk about. Then I decided to focus on making printables. But I have a story to tell. That is the story of being a single mom in the dating game. So I decided to launch The Suddenly Single Chronicles.

suddenly single chronicles

I love that picture! Yes that’s me looking cute with an orchid in my hair. A few weeks ago, February 3rd 2017 to be exact, I went to South Beach Miami, Florida to celebrate my 40th, yes 40th birthday. I had the time of my life! Now, there are a lot of things you see in that picture but one thing not pictured is the “man” that treated me to this most wondrous birthday getaway. The same man who once we returned asked me to keep the pictures of us “close to my heart”. In other words, keep them off social media. I had people asking me if I went to Miami alone. This got me to thinking, how did I get to this point? How did I fall for a man that, to quote Steve Harvey’s book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, won’t “PROFESS” his love […]