I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t written anything other than Facebook statuses, text messages, and grocery lists in the past few months. As it’s January 1, 2018, I felt it might be time to make an appearance on the blog since writing is pretty much what it’s all about. I’m in a weird place […]
Aftermath and Resilience
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 […]
To Live is An Awfully Big Adventure
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 […]
Cutting All Ties
My first problem today occurs before I even leave the house: I am currently 36 years old and in a slight panic over the silver hairs colonizing on the top of my head. It looks more and more like a hostile takeover day by day. Still, with age comes experience (so they say), so the […]
How Am I Still Single?
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 […]
Self Interview 2016, Part 1
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 […]
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 […]
A New Hope?
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 […]
Just about one year ago I stood on this deck, looking out over a small pond. Next to me stood one of the most gorgeous men I’ve ever dated. As we stood together, he put his arm around me, and then we continued on our walk. He reached over and grabbed my hand. Admittedly impressed, […]
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 […]