The Year Of The Uncomfortable

Arts Family Inspiration New York

It started with a phone call. Goodness, that sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? But it’s true. One phone call ignited a flame within me and inspired me to take bigger leaps, to dream outside the box, to purposefully make myself consistently [...]

Ten Minutes With Mercedes

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As I was leaving my subway stop last night to head home, I saw an elderly woman trying to open the door to exit. I ran forward to open it for her and was greeted with a soft, “How kind. Thank you.” Before I had made it past her, the [...]

My Memory Blanket

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Lately, I’ve had an overwhelming urge to listen to classic country music. Waylon. Willie. Charley. The voices that can sing a single note, and you instantly know it’s them. For the past two weeks, I’ve listened to these songs day after day. At [...]

You’re Letting Me Leave My Mark On You

Arts Inspiration New York

Hey there, New York. It’s me again – The Tiny Dancer. We’ve made another half trip around the sun, which puts us bonded together for 3.5 years. Have you tired of me? I haven’t yet tired of you. There’s so much we have left to conquer together. [...]

A Heart’s Cravings

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A few days ago, I was listening to a podcast while commuting to work. In this particular episode, a woman described how she decided to give a kidney to a complete stranger. She mentioned that when she started her bucket list as a child, she had [...]

Date Yourself

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I love experiencing new things with people. I adore watching their faces light up with excitement and fascination, knowing that the glow on their face is but a sliver of the warmth they feel in their soul. Have you ever taken a moment to notice [...]

Remembering My Grandparents

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It’s National Grandparents’ Day — a day to celebrate those who spoil you and love you and treat you like you are the greatest gift given to the world. And on today, I remember those four grandparents I was blessed to have for a [...]

Third Year’s A Charm

Arts Inspiration New York

Hello again New York, It’s me – The Tiny Dancer. I just wanted to say Happy Anniversary to us. I can’t believe it’s been three years already! What’s that saying? Time flies when you’re living your dream in one of the greatest cities on Earth? [...]

Hello, Nostalgia, My Old Friend 

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Apparently I graduated from college three years ago today. (Thanks for the heads up, Facebook Timehop.) As I was looking back at pictures from those events that were filled with much laughter, smiles, and a few tears, it’s easy to recall [...]

You’ll Be My Porch Swing Memories

Arts Inspiration New York

Hey, New York. It’s me again – The Tiny Dancer. We’ve had another six months together, which now puts me at 2.5 years living here. As you know, I do a fun recap every six months so that one day when I’m sitting on a porch swing with a glass of [...]