How I Overcame My Shyness

What’s the difference between a quiet person (an introvert) and a shy one? Confidence. I’m proud to be an introvert as well an almost fully recovered shy person. Most of the times I’m not shy anymore, but that self doubt does creep up on me every now and then in certain social situations. Growing up…

DP Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

Our family is scattered throughout the United States so summer means a week-long family reunion at Dewey Beach, Delaware. We like to…  Fight the waves Meet new family members Hang out on the boardwalk Pretend we’re in the World Cup Squish together whenever possible  Fight more waves Say goodbye until next year… Summer Lovin‘ is the theme for…

What really freaks me out…

So once you’re an adult, aren’t you supposed to stop being scared of stupid stuff that probably won’t really happen? Not me. I have some pretty weird, irrational fears that have lingered with me for years and I’m not talking about cancer, death, or random crime. Perhaps it’s a sign of a vivid imagination or…

South of the Border: America’s Favorite Roadside Oasis

  Located just south of the North Carolina border is a wonderful, kitschy tourist trap known as South of the Border. This tacky, delightful, slightly run down destination has caused millions of children to beg their parents to stop each year to see Pedro and all of the sights. From the highway, travelers can see…

Bluebird of Happiness

One of my most treasured possessions is my Bluebird of Happiness given to me by my mother in law as a wedding gift. I detested this gift as soon as I opened it for two reasons. One, I don’t like knickknacks. Two, I hate birds. They’re dirty, they poop everywhere, and they have scary, beady…