• blogging,  Life in Nashville,  social media,  starting over

    I’m back! Blogging 2.0

    Wow, it’s been a long long time since I’ve used this space for anything. It’s not like I haven’t tried; you should see the draft pile of blogs. But I just couldn’t seem to get ideas out and flowing the way I wanted them too. Is blogging even a thing anymore? I don’t even read them anymore. I think Instagram has taken the place of keeping up with people’s lives. But I miss it. I miss clicking on the links to see what my favorite strangers were up to. I thought that when I moved to Nashville that I’d blog about the adventure of it all – and failed miserably…

  • about me,  Life in Nashville,  random,  starting over

    Two years later

    I’m approaching the year anniversary of living in Nashville and I’m becoming very…nostalgic? …sentimental? …thoughtful? I’m not sure what adjective to use but I’m definitely thinking a lot about it. TimeHop and Facebook historys help me relive some of the memories of how I got here, which started two years ago. Losing my job Two years ago this week, I was told that my job – the job that I loved and was really good at, was going to be eliminated. I could keep that job, IF I uprooted my life and moved to a different city. I didn’t follow it. One reason was, I didn’t want to move. But…

  • about me,  dating,  dating stories,  Life in Nashville,  Nashville social,  online dating,  single,  Single in Music City,  Tinder

    Single in Music City: Meet Mr. Doesn’t have a clue or a job

    I mentioned a few posts ago that I was going to start sharing some of my dating stories with you, so here goes the first one! I was matched up with a guy recently who actually took the initiative and messaged me first. He seemed okay at first, the conversation flowed well, no red flags. We chatted for about a week, I think, and exchanged phone numbers in the meantime. He asked me to dinner pretty early on, which is always a good sign. If they don’t do that soon, I start to think they aren’t real and that I need to send Nev and Max an email. This guy…

  • about me,  dating,  Life in Nashville,  Single in Music City,  social life

    Single in Music City: Adventures in dating

    Prior to moving to Nashville, I was single for four years. As in, I went FOUR years without going on a date. Mostly because I’m so tired of it. But also, the pool of available men where I lived was like a puddle in July. If anyone could bring art to life via the gif below, it’s me: The entire concept is so annoying. But, in order to meet someone, it’s a necessary evil. I thought when I moved to a city with approximately 1.6 million people, dating would be…easier? Strike that…meeting men would be easier – is the better way to phrase that. I joined a gym. No one…

  • about me,  hockey,  Life in Nashville,  Nashville social,  sports

    Make room on the bandwagon!

    Hi, I’m Heather and I’m on the Predator bandwagon. There was plenty of room and because Nashville is the friendliest city in the country, they are very welcoming.  If you’re not a hockey fan or if you don’t live in the state of Tennessee you may not know that the Nashville Predators are going to the NHL Finals.  Also known as the Stanley Cup. This time last year, I couldn’t have told you who was going. For that matter, I can’t now. Because I’m not a “real” hockey fan. However, you probably won’t know that from my last few IG posts or stories. I have no problem admitting that I’m…

  • concerts,  Life in Nashville,  Nashville social,  social butterfly

    New Kids played this block

    Y’all. Wednesday night, a dream of my childhood came true. I saw New Kids on the Block in concert. A significant part of the soundtrack of my childhood includes NKOTB. I have so many memories of walking Horseshoe Bend Road or laying under a tree in our yard with my headphones to my Walkman covering my ears with the OG boy band blasting in my ears. And last night, 20+ years later, that little girl got her wish to see these guys in concert. I can’t explain how giddy I was. I’ve been to several concerts, so many that it’s kind of a joke and definitely a hobby. I don’t…

  • about me,  concerts,  Life in Nashville,  social life

    I knew living in Music City would be dangerous.

    I knew that when I moved to Nashville, it could potentially be dangerous for me. But I don’t think I knew how dangerous… I’m not talking about the shootings, robbery, or other crime that happens across the city. I’m talking about concerts. I live in Music City. The heart of country music. A still up and coming city with an abundance of live entertainment options. And according to my wallet, I’ve been taking advantage of this option. This week, I was looking at my account balance and was so proud of myself to have a little extra after paying all the bills. I was thinking that I could throw that money…

  • blogging,  Life in Nashville,  random

    Well, hey there.

    I haven’t logged into this blog in sometime.  I love writing but when you write for a living, it’s really difficult to sit down and write more in your free time. But I figured it was about time to update anyone that may read this. And free time? That’s not something I’ve had a lot of. Thus, another reason I haven’t posted a blog in a while. And, I just haven’t been able to write about anything interesting. Not that I’ve not done anything interesting, because I have. Nashville is always interesting, but I just haven’t wanted to write about it. And now we’re back to excuse one. So –…

  • about me,  Life in Nashville,  social life,  starting over

    Six months

    Today marks six months of living in Nashville. Or…six months of NOT living back home. Six months of living 8 hours from all I’ve known. SIX months. That’s a half of a year, in case you didn’t do the math. It’s been a great six months. I would appreciate it staying at this momentum. Life as I know it… Church: I’ve found a church that I really enjoy. From the moment I walked in, I felt comfortable, so I stayed. I’ve started serving a few different places. I help backstage occasionally. What does that mean? I’m the person rolling the big TV out on stage and trying to be invisible…

  • friendships,  Life in Nashville,  social life

    New friend fail.

    I feel pressure, most days, to write something meaningful and important on this blog. Something thought provoking and intelligent. I think I’m going to just give up on that and just write about…well, anything. So today, you’re treated to a story about this guy I met. Let’s call him, “Jess.” I have no fear that he will find this because I’m pretty sure he doesn’t even know my last name – how in the world would he find a blog? So I met Jess recently while out with the girls. He seemed very nice. He’s from the NE and has a thick accent. He’s a good looking, Italian guy. Sounds…