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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Why I Run

    When I was a twelve year old, I joined the cross country team at my junior high school. My motivation? The small fact that one had to join the cross country team to be eligible to join the basketball team. Prior to this particular school year, my interest in athletics solely existed on […]

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Magic 8 Ball

It’s amazing the kind of clarity that comes from a night talking with a friend–the kind of friend that knows you so well that you feel they really “get” who you are at your very core, who always looks out for you when you forget to look out for yourself, and that calls you out […]

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