Vacation in North Carolina

Last week, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Asheville, North Carolina, for a long weekend in the mountains. We hiked. We swam. We climbed waterfalls. We drank craft beer. It was a great trip! Below are some of my favorite pictures from our adventures:   I definitely wish we would have…

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Forgiveness

I’ve broken you, yet you’ve allowed me to bind the wounds. — I’ve failed you, yet you’ve permitted me to try to make amends. — I’ve lied to you, yet you’ve welcomed me to tell the truth again. — I don’t deserve you, yet you’ve forgiven me and loved me all the same. ____________________________________________________ Thanks…

Climbing a Mountain!

My husband and I recently traveled to North Carolina to attend a friend’s wedding. Even though we only stayed for a weekend, we still managed to squeeze in a bit of sightseeing, which, in our case, consisted of climbing a mountain. Though we’ve never gone hiking on a mountain before, we decided to attempt the…

The Magic of Love

Every once in a while, you get to witness a miracle. Real, passionate love. Unbridled joy. Two people so alone in their precious moment of happiness, the world could stop turning and they’d hardly notice. Congrats to Kenzie and Brian on their special day! ~ Victoria Elizabeth

Here’s to a Beautiful New Year!

Months of self-doubt, self-hate, and self-destruction culminated in a total catharsis for me this summer. I spent the first half of 2014 thinking I wanted something different –something greater– than what I had, and I nearly risked everything to achieve an “independence” I thought I needed for validation of my worth. What I nearly did,…

Manifesto

I want to be me. Not what anyone assumes of me. I’m a sexual person. I won’t be ashamed of it. I want to have sex. Lots of it. I want to read my books without being called a nerd. I want to write my fucking poetry without someone cranking up some shitty movie to…

Unplugged

While having wine with some girlfriends this weekend, the topic of “wedding paparazzi” came up. What is wedding paparazzi, you may ask? That’s when a friend or family member attending your wedding decides that it is more important that they get photos of your wedding than enjoying the beauty of the ceremony. If you’ve been…

Anniversary

April 13th, 2007. That’s the day that I stood before my friends and my family and committed to love, trust, and support one man for the rest of my life. I cannot believe it’s been six years. Six years of ups, six years of downs. Six years of amazing adventures, six years of lazy nights…

Project: Perfect Timing

Yesterday evening, I had the unique pleasure of getting to help out a friend and support a good cause. My friend, Jeff, and his girlfriend are looking to start a nonprofit organization called Project: Perfect Timing. The goal of the program will be to encourage abstinence among today’s youth and to look to establish healthy…

Marriage

One of the things I’ve learned after nearly six years of marriage is that it’s not always perfect. It’s rarely the beautiful, singing-hand-in-hand-while-skipping-into-the-sunset sort of thing, despite what Hollywood would make you think. More often than not, marriage is a series of compromises, discussions, concessions, and sometimes full on pout-outs [primarily by the lady, I’m…