Life

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2014 and a Happy New Year

Another year comes to a close, and as I reflect on the year that has past I can not help but feel a little relief. 2013 was a full of some extreme highs and lows. I am grateful to have ended the year on a high note. I am engaged to the love of my life, in a better...

One Little Word – passion

One Little Word – passion

For my 2014 "one little word" I chose the word passion. Its very definition is multifaceted and encompasses how I want to live my life in the new year. Let me preface this before you think this is some tragic Bella and Edward Twilight story where a woman is not...

Happy Thanksgiving – 2013

Happy Thanksgiving – 2013

  With Thanksgiving coming up I am going to be pretty busy. So I wanted to take a moment to share publicly my gratitude. This is a squishy post... be forewarned. This has been a challenging year in so many ways. But I cannot help but stand back and simply count...

Fabulous and 40 – FINALLY

Fabulous and 40 – FINALLY

In less than two weeks I am turning 40. It has given me some time to think and reflect... [dropcap_pink]20s[/dropcap_pink] were a time of crazy. Finding who I was, experimenting and sowing my proverbial "wild oats". Was it fun? Sure. Was it shallow and hollow at...

He asked – I said YES!

He asked – I said YES!

The next chapter of my Modern Love story unfolds. Today.. Matthew proposed to me in a way fitting for a social media junkie and very fitting for how our adventure has unfolded. Technology as I have said before, has played a big part in our relationship. It has been a...

if you like it

if you like it

Not a day goes by without someone asking me.. so "are you engaged yet?" And although I am aware that most of this comes from excited and well meaning friends and family , I can't help but feel a little pressure - not to mention a bit of annoyance. First of all let me...

coming full circle

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am imperfect. In fact, I am quite imperfect. The past few months have been extremely challenging. I have had some major life changing catastrophes to get through. Some self inflicted other not so much....

sweetest words

One of the things that I love about my man is that he writes me poetry. It's old fashioned, creative, and personal. When we very first started dating, it actually took me back. I thought it might just be a line or some slick bachelor move.  But after meeting him and...

chivalry isn’t dead yet

chivalry isn’t dead yet

This blog post is dedicated to my dear friends Noelle and Izzy. You are a shining example of love and a relationship I hope to have someday. Since we started this discussions on Facebook - I thought I would share some experiences I have had over the past couple years....

Saying I Love You

"saying I love you is not the words I want to hear from you..." Is that true? I am a person who loves and feels deeply but I am not particularly good at expressing it. I grew up in a household where I didn't ever see my parents express love for each other. I remember...

connected

connected

We live in a connected world. I for one, make my living through social media and this connection.  I sleep with my cell phone. My laptop is always just an arms length away.  I work, play, eat, live, breathe, and now love - connected. But does being connected mean I am...

that girl

that girl

Can you believe it, little old me, the coconutgoddess, has a boyfriend? In this experiment on love, I have learned a lot about myself. This is the year I turn 40. And yes, I know "age ain't nothing but a number", but it is still defining point in my life. {In fact it...

vulnerability sucks – kind of

A few weeks ago a good friend came to visit me. At the time we discussed my refusal to be vulnerable but the need for it to reach depth in a relationship. My friend said he was totally ok with the mess that vulnerability can leave behind. That life is messy and thats...

the first date

the first date

Since I have shared so many of my nightmare first dates, I thought finally... it would be fun to share this one! Like all modern love stories, Matthew and I and I met online. I am glad he reached out to me. Honestly I never would have. He is 5 years younger than me,...

Just Leap

Just Leap

For the first time in exactly 10 years - I changed my Facebook relationship status. A simple thing really. For some, it caused joy, happiness, and excitement. For others worry, concern, and confusion. I get it, how does a self proclaimed relationship phobic, dating...