Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saying Goodbye to the (Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl

Well My Dear Readers,

The time has come.

When I started Confessions of a (Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl I desperately needed something. A framework with which to wrap my experience.

I had been struggling for a while.

I was in pretty deep. Deep in the muck of reliving and making peace with past experiences. Opening old wounds and giving them room to breathe left me reeling. Forgetting which end was up. Wondering where the old me went.

The old me that used to see the world as beautiful. Fun. Positive.

Confessions of a (Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl helped me focus on the fun again ... the daily aspects of my life that I may have let slip by if I didn't pay attention to them.

Serendipitous means making fortunate discoveries accidentally. Little did I know how true that would be. Or how much I would learn about myself during this process over the past 20 months.

But it is time to bid Confessions farewell. The decision has been a difficult one.

I have mulled it over for months. Struggling against it not feeling fresh around here. Questioning whether or not I was being authentic. Something just didn't feel right.

Eventually I realized that I needed to step out of the frame with which I had surrounded myself. Serendipitous is about things that happen to you. Accidents. Fortunate, yes. But what happens when you're ready to start making things happen for yourself?

I am ready for that.

I am ready to start taking the steps toward a future that is no longer defined by the past. But instead, a future based on what I see for myself. A future designed in my dreams.

And so, it's time to end this chapter and get to work on making those dreams a reality.

I can't thank you enough for all of your support and encouragement. For stopping by here on a daily basis and seeing what I was up to. SSG is a HUGE part of me and I giggled recently when a friend was asked at a party "will SSG be here?"

Luckily, I am keeping my moniker and will still be SSG to you ... I hope.

You didn't think I was leaving all of you lovlies, did you?

No, pumpkins. No.

I am simply turning the page and writing my next chapter. Won't you come join me?

I do so hope you will, it wouldn't be the same without you!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Did you guys know that MELROSE PLACE is BACK ON?!

SSG remembers piling into the TV room in her college dorm with all the ladies on the floor (and SOME of the guys who PRETENDED they didn't care what happened) to watch Melrose each week.

I distinctly remember the SCREAMS when we found out that Kimberly was ALIVE!

The Fish and I snuggled in on the couch to check it out ... for nostalgia purposes only.

The twists!
The turns!
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz?

SSG ... er ... I MEAN Fisher can hardly wait to see what happens next.