Rock Steady

It’s hard to ask for help. It’s hard to feel indebted to other people, and for that reason, it’s very hard for me to ask for help when I need it. (I’m not saying I need any at the moment; I’m just writing.) I think it’s mainly because of the “voice.” There’s a voice in […]

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Aftermath and Resilience

Today it would be really easy to write about how I felt during Hurricane Harvey: the anxiety, sleeplessness, and cabin fever. It wouldn’t be difficult to write about the tragic loss the storm brought with it–the catastrophic devastation to over 50 counties in Texas, not to mention the lives lost. After all, I’m a Houstonian […]

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Cutting All Ties

Sometimes it’s necessary to cut people out of our lives. It’s not because we hate them or wish a thousand plagues on them, but because we value our own mental state. When someone treats your friendship as if it’s a revolving door that they can come in and out of whenever they want, sometimes you […]

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How Am I Still Single?

I’ve always been a fairly driven individual. At the age of 5 I began discussing career options with my parents. Granted, at the age of 5 I wanted to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, but I always had the idea that I would work at something. At the age of 9 I was fascinated by […]

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Self Interview 2016, Part 1

What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called? My name is Tennille, so during the course of my lifetime I’ve had a variety of nicknames. Ten, Toenail, TJ, Nille, TennillaMobilla (thanks to my Dad for that one), T, and T-Nelly. I honestly prefer to be called Tennille OR Ten. My name is […]

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Hiatus Schmiatus.

A girl can only be left so many times before she starts to think she’s an abject failure and there’s no hope that she’ll ever have any success with the opposite sex. A girl can only be left so many times before she gets scared that they’ll all leave. I’m ashamed to admit I sat […]

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Stupidity Quota

I am convinced that there should be a time limit, age limit, or quota for stupidity in one’s lifetime. Enough is enough! I’ll be 36 in 26 days and I still astound myself with the amount of stupid decisions I make. Often, I have the deepest desire to travel back in time and kick myself […]

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Writing to a Prompt

Prompt #1: Write yesterday’s horoscope. Mercury is in retrograde, dear Cancer, and Venus is looming in the 7th house. Things today may be a bit tricky with someone you care about. Give it some time, kindness, and honesty. Things will resolve of their own accord. Don’t push it, Crab, and don’t retreat into your shell […]

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“Date Expectations”

Yesterday I read an article online about how the modern dating scene made the 22 year old author want to punch herself in the throat. I agreed. It wasn’t about the throat punching—I’m not about that life—but, I did agree about the dating scene. However, I’m 35, and I’m STILL dealing with the 22 year […]

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