Stop Bitching About Turning 30

That’s right. I said it.

For me, this year has been full of so many 30th birthdays. It seems that people have this preconceived notion that when you turn 30, you become “old.” Granted my husband teases me that I too will be turning 30 in a few weeks, but I simply reply with:

Bring. It. On.



NIFF DAY Was a Huge Success

I can’t even begin to thank you all for taking part in Niff Day. All day, you shared with me all your selfless acts of kindness, and I could not be more honored to call you all my friends.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye ! Nov. 3 is National Niff Day

I have made an official decision; November 3rd will now be known as National Niff Day. All are welcome (and encouraged) to celebrate by doing a good deed or selfless act of kindness. More

Happy 21st Birthday Jennifer

Saturday was Jennifer’s 21st birthday. Since she was little, I dreamed of taking her out for her 21st birthday, and having an amazing time. I didn’t let her passing stop us from having a damn good time.


No News is Good News (?)

I have not updated in a while, and I am not sure if that is necessary a good or bad thing. I guess it is a good thing because that means I have been doing well, and managing my grief in a healthy way. It can be bad because that means I have been too busy to blog, and that is just not okay.

I feel like in the past when I blog after a brief hiatus, I have a list of things that have happened or points I want to share. Now, I don’t feel like I have that much to contribute. Yes, my 25th birthday was a few weeks ago, and I was sad the night before, but I don’t think it was anything too major. More than anything, I was feeling sorry for myself, and it was a build up of multiple emotions.

With that being said, I want to open the floor up to anyone who may have a topic or question they would like for me to address. I did this once before with my post on Shift in Family Dynamics, and I think that was a great success. So please, leave a comment with a topic you would like for me to explore, and I will answer them to the best of my ability.

Update: Oh! I just remembered something! A few weeks ago I went out for my friend’s 21st birthday at a local bar. I barely knew anyone there, and pretty much stayed with my group. Multiple people came up to me and asked if I was Jen’s sister, and told me they loved reading my blog. I am not sure who all these people were, I am flattered that they read my blog and enjoy it so much (so thank you).

Dining Room Table and Kitchen Table

It is very weird how simple things like the placement of chairs can make a huge difference in how you feel.

Sunday was Easter, and just like last year, I had to color the eggs by myself. Except, this year, I had a system and enjoyed coloring all 23 eggs (I  should have had 24 eggs, but I needed to taste one before I colored it).


Happy (Belated) Birthday Jen!

Thursday was Jennifer’s birthday, her 20th birthday, and the 2nd year we celebrated without her. I opted to go to work, and did my best to not dwell on the circumstances of the day. I got teary-eyed at some points, but I didn’t let it consume me. I even wore my pink confidence shirt to work as a little extra niff-love.


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