• Relationships

    Why Did I Get Married Anyway?

    Did you know we fought our way through the honeymoon? Of course not. I’d become the master at hiding. The guru of fake smiles & affection.   Why did I get married again? *sigh* I’ve sat with that question so many times. In so many dark rooms, laying awake. On so many walks in the woods. During so many runs while gasping for air. The best times I’ve found to roll over this question is when the sun is on my face & the wind is rustling through the trees. It’s in moments like this that my soul is the most steady. I can hear her in those moments. I…

  • Relationships

    Complicated. Just as it should be.

    Why does the word ‘complicated’ come with so much baggage for so many of us? Our society/culture has caused so many to view this word as standing in place of ‘messy’, ‘wrong’, or ‘unworthy’. Unhealthy. And everything between and alike. Especially if we’re on the subject of relationships. The shock & horror I am met with when I lightheartedly state that relationships are (and should be) complicated never ceases to send me in a mental tailspin. Let’s dig into this. Shall we? Basics, first. The true definition of the word complicated: consisting of many interconnecting parts or elements; intricate. Based on this very literal definition… I dare you to find…

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