• about me,  Bible stuff,  dating,  dating stories,  online dating,  scripture,  Single in Music City,  starting over

    Do you pledge the same allegiance?

    This week was a little rougher for me. I don’t normally share a lot about my personal life with people that aren’t super close to me but here it goes. Recently, I tried online dating. I went on a few dates. They were…interesting. One in particular was with a guy that revealed that he was agnostic. As soon as I heard that, the image of an ox carrying a teetering yoke appeared in my brain (if you’re familiar with the Bible, you get that). So I knew this wasn’t going to work. I didn’t say anything right away. But when he asked me out again a few days later, I…

  • 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,  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…

  • about me,  blogging,  starting over

    Welcome to my world

    I feel like I’ve done this “introduction” thing a lot. Probably because this isn’t my first blog. But because this is a new blog, and Google Analytics has told me there are new people around (haha, busted), I will introduce myself. You may be new around here and not even know what I mean by “new blog” – there was an old blog? I’ll get there…but first. About me: I’m Heather. I’m in my early/mid-30s and I live in Nashville, Tennessee. No, I am not an aspiring country music star, although if you want to invite me to your girl band – I can play one hell of a radio.…

  • friendships,  Life in Nashville,  starting over

    Old habits die hard

    I grew up in a very, very, very small part of the world. Super small. I think the population was 271 a few years ago. Photo courtesy of Leadhill.org. It’s the kind of place that you know everyone or know who everyone is. My family wasn’t one of the most affluent ones. We did well to get by each month. If it weren’t for my grandmother, I don’t know what we would have done. I went to school with other kids that didn’t seem to have the same issues in life that I did. It was easy in that town to judge others. I felt judged. I felt that people…

  • blogging,  starting over

    Here we go again…

    Believe it or not, this is not my first blog post. Or first blog. I’ve actually been blogging for years. Several years, as a matter of fact. And I’ve learned a lot. But apparently, I didn’t learn about managed web hosting so when my previous blog, When You Are Making Plans, was up for renewal…I thought, “Nah…I don’t need them to manage this for me.” Yes, Heather. Yes, you do. So, one day I went out to blog about something and………….it was gone. Everything. I’m working on getting all the old files back – I’m doing some research now. It can’t be that hard to retrieve them. It’s literally only…