Help Is Available

By Jocelyn

The holiday season has just ended but the emotional impact of the season can linger far beyond.  You may have felt lonely these past few months feeling disappointed that you don’t have the ideal family or that “special someone” in your life.  The pain intensifies if you are grieving a loss: whether it be a death,…

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If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…..

By Jocelyn

Yesterday was one of those rough ones. You know the kind. The one where you pile on ten more problems for every one thing you accomplish. Yeah, that kind of day. On days like these, I tend take deeper breaths, pray, think too much, and cry. I also like to find quick little spirit lifters:…

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Staying in Your Happy Place While Planning a Wedding, Pt. 2

By Jocelyn

“Are we going to jump the broom?” Angelo asked me that question trying his best to sound neutral but I knew his answer. We were both hoping the other person wanted to do it. It was one of my favorite conversations during our wedding planning process. On the one hand is the ancestral significance and…

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Staying in Your Happy Place While Planning a Wedding, Pt. 1

By Jocelyn

I was a wedding coordinator for a year. One would think that when the time came to plan my own wedding, I would have been fully prepared for that full time job. But there were quite a few times in the planning process that I felt brand new. When it’s your special day, no amount…

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Write On

By Jocelyn

Dear Single People: I want you to know that one of the greatest joys of my life is to write about the joys and trials of the single life.  I love having conversations with other single people about all things single.  This hasn’t changed even though I am now have a boyfriend.  Many people have asked me why I continue to write.…

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Hope in the Midst of Disappointment

By Jocelyn

This Valentine’s Day marks the end of yet another Singles Awareness season. How was this one for you? Did you enjoy the season or suffer through it? Or was it a combination of both? I definitely had a combo platter of emotion. I keep picturing my single life as a roller coaster: up with giddiness…

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We Look Deeper

By Jocelyn

I have what I call random memory. I can immediately recall what you ordered at that sushi restaurant two years ago but your guess is as good as mine in remembering what I did last weekend. Because of that, in the first few weeks of getting to know a guy, to prevent me from forgetting…

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Tis the Season

By Jocelyn

Because my 2016 was filled with lots of drama in my personal life, I have cherished silence and solitude like a boss! At the same time, I can’t help but be reminded about dreams for my own family. This is the time of year that grabs a hold of my unfulfilled relationship goals and serves…

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Another One Bites the Dust

By Jocelyn

As I was reading the text message that would spell the demise of yet another relationship, my brain started playing the song Another One Bites the Dust in my head. I don’t know if that was my way of trying to cheer myself up & make me laugh in the moment or if I instantly…

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