Lesson Learned

I missed last week’s blog, but if you are an avid follower, you knew that already.  I can explain though.  The long and short of the story is that I was too busy for my own good.  Anyway, thanks for coming back today.  *hugs and kisses* | Lesson Learned | It is so hard to…

Open, Closed, and Locked Doors

“I’ll never let them get that close to hurt me again.”  I uttered such words in moments where I pieced the broken fragments of my heart back together.  I spoke in absolutes.  No one in their correct mind would allow themselves to be vulnerable to the same force that crushed them once before.  I vowed…

Journey to 30: Who Am I?

“Turning 30 changes your life,” they said. “A major shift happens when you turn 30,” I was told. “You really start to figure out who you are when you turn 30,” I heard. And it has all been true. Last week, with my blog “Journey to 30: Don’t Get Stuck,” I began sharing with you…

Timing is Everything

“Being a light in darkness sometimes means that the parts of me that I’d rather hide are illuminated too.”  Each week, I share a bit of my truth, peel back a layer, and allow you access to another piece of me.  Today I will do the same.  I’ll admit, I am a bit nervous because…

Checking In: Dear Strong Friend

Once again, we are shook by the blow of suicide.  It is all over the news, flooding our social media news feeds, and now the talk of the town.  But for some of us, the news of another celebrity loss to the hands of suicide pales in comparison to the news of a loved one…

The Right Fit: Where do I Belong?

Unintentionally, I guess I have started a two-part series as today’s post will piggyback off last week’s post The Wrong Fit.  If you haven’t read last week’s post, you may want to start there. | The Right Fit: Where do I belong? | I am going to speak from the current state of my heart…

Seasons Change: For Me vs. With Me

“The biggest mistake I have made in my life is letting people stay in my life far longer than they deserved.” | Seasons Change: For Me vs. With Me | I saw that quote on Facebook.  In typical Chris fashion, I took a moment to find the relevance in it, and I want to invite…

Go Ahead…He’s Listening

Disclaimer: This may be not be as eloquent as I want it to be.  Not only am I out of practice with this blogging thing [it’s been THREE years], my thoughts are pretty jumbled up. Today I cried.  Truthfully, to know me is to know I cry at least once everyday for one reason or…

Betrayal: The Chris Edition

When I first launched “According to Chris” I set out to create an environment where I could share transparently, talk about things that no one wants to talk about, and communicate without judgement; hence the tagline “Real Talk. No Limits. No Judgement.”  This particular blog post comes from a place of honesty and transparency.  Remember, “Real…