How To Achieve Blogger Fame

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the world of blogging lately, and I’ve been doing a bit of soul-searching in regards to my goals with Drama Happens.  Recently I’ve been reading blog posts about how blogging might be a dying trend.  WHAT??? This hypothesis is depressing but also valid in a world of Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. Short snippets and photos seem to be the easier and preferred form of communication these days, and it’s evident that attention spans are shortening.  Are people still Read more […]

2015 Is About…

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Me.  Or self-care, rather.  It’s also about strengthening relationships and spending time with family and friends, but mostly it’s about me, haha.  I can tell you it WON’T be about moving, home buying, or birthing a baby.  2015 will be quieter.  It will be introspective and light, but funny, and fun. I will allow myself to be more selfish (are you wondering if that is even possible?).  All kidding aside, I want to take better care of myself.  I’ve felt really frumpy and gross recently and Read more […]

This Blogger is Absolute Mayhem!

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I want to share a quick story about a blogger friend of mine. This blogger friend is named Kelly and she writes at  When I first started my blog, Drama Happens, I wasn’t sure what I was doing and how I wanted my voice to sound.  Since no one close to me (in real life) is a blogger I had no one to ask for advice and I felt like a lonely fish wading around in a sea of AMAZING writers.  How could I ever keep up?  How could I make myself stand out from the rest?  Without Read more […]

I had an audition.

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I had an audition.  It may be a simple sentence, but it holds a ton of weight for me. For those of you new to these parts, I have a degree in acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  After graduation I moved to Chicago to follow my dream.  Seriously, as cliché as it sounds, that’s what I did!  Supporting myself as a nanny, I took a class, joined a theatre company, and performed in many shows until a sudden back injury (and then surgery) forced me to take a break.  A while Read more […]

Talk to Me

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“A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.” -A.A. Milne I absolutely LOVE words, and I’m assuming that is clear to everyone by now.  First off, I blog. If you don’t like words, writing, thinking faster than you can type, and over-sharing, blogging is probably not for you, but in my case, it fits my personality perfectly. I collect quotes and quotation books and have collected them since I was in high school.  I Read more […]

All Roads Lead to Blood

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Once upon a time there was a blonde pregnant woman with the coarsest, darkest leg hair in the land.  She woke up on the morning of her baby shower excited to face the day and proceeded to shave her legs while in the shower because she would be wearing one of her finest dresses whatever fit.  This shower was a stand alone and lacked a ledge or step to aid in said shaving. Woozy and hot from being constantly bent over under the water, she smacked the second toe on her right foot while exiting the Read more […]

Back Attack

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Happy Monday Readers!  Here is the LONG story of my back issues from 2011.  Thank goodness I wrote it all down when it was fresh in my mind because there are definitely parts I did not remember until now. Crazy. It will take some time to read so dive in when you have a few extra minutes.  I wish I could say I re-posted it word for word but OH MY GOSH the typos.  I had to revise a few things but please excuse the switching of tenses and run-on sentences because I couldn’t very well re-write Read more […]

I Hate Not Being Perfect

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Cause you know, no one is perfect.  But I really, really wish I was.  If I was perfect I would have been able to manage my time well enough to get a blog post up for yesterday.  Instead, I have a weekend treat for you guys about my need for perfection and struggle with anxiety.  Fun, right? 🙂 This might sound a bit crazy, mostly because I am, but many times my writing is therapeutic and frankly, this post is so honest it should write itself.  You see, my need for perfection is about more Read more […]

Two Weepy Girls Makes For My Favorite Kind of Scandal

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I’m happy to report the Remember the Time blog hop is back and this week’s theme is big iconic news (and how it affected you).  Link up HERE or HERE to add your own post or to read the other entries! I’ve mentioned before that my memory is pretty pathetic, which makes the Remember the Time blog hop even more fun for me because it forces me to enter the recesses of my mind and pull out some trinkets I’d otherwise forgotten about. The first major events that crossed my mind were these two: I Read more […]

Counting My Failures

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I know it’s the season to count your blessings and soon everyone in the blogosphere will be making new year’s resolutions, but before I can make any new goals I need to assess my recent failures.  I don’t know about you but there’s nothing more depressing to me than reading about someone else’s laundry list of successes.  I’m all, “Good for you and blah blah blah.  I suck.” We’ve all had our share of disappointments this year and things that just didn’t happen.  I’m here to say that’s OK. Read more […]