Family is who you want it to be

Breakups often involve divvying up friends, but what about family? When my ex and I broke up after eight years, one of my first concerns was, “who’s going to tell Papa?” Papa is Derek’s grandfather, but from the moment I met him, Papa embraced me as the granddaughter he never had. Derek is an onlyContinue reading “Family is who you want it to be”

Meh! Who wants to be happy anyway?

The other day, a friend sent me a text saying he didn’t think I seem that happy. It pissed me off! How dare this guy I’ve known for five months question my happiness! Who the hell does he think he is? That was the toned down version of what I was thinking. My sister doesn’tContinue reading “Meh! Who wants to be happy anyway?”

I’m human and I have an introverted side

I’m having one of those days when I just feel like I cannot function properly. I got through work fine, but kept thinking about coming home, closing my door and catching up on last week’s episodes of “The Daily Show” and browsing job boards for a new job. I didn’t want to see or talkContinue reading “I’m human and I have an introverted side”

Auntie Candace’s urban fitness plan

Let’s start with a warmup walk through Central Park. You push a preschooler up hills, through crowds and “faster! Faster!” Stop at the playground and try to match your mini-me’s energy climbing, digging and running. Little one gets a rest while you resume pushing stroller up hills and through crowds to your next destination. WhenContinue reading “Auntie Candace’s urban fitness plan”