Erica SpeaksThoughts from Cheeky's own Erica Bethe Levin.
Traveling with a companion – any companion – can be a very stressful undertaking. Especially when it involves eight days, five flights, three cities and a handful of sundry friends and family. I can honestly say that – in retrospect – I am one helluva traveling buddy. So is Boyfriend. Phew. I just got back from my first “real” vacation in years. Years. It came to be because of a precarious situation involving a last minute wedding cancellation. You see, we were supposed to fly to Rochester, New York for said wedding (in which I was a bridesmaid), then peace out to Manhattan for five days of post-wedding relaxing/vacationing/indulging. When we found … Read more
So…I traveled back to West Palm Beach this past weekend. You always learn something when you go back to a place of recognition, of family, of history, of love. It’s easy to complain about the people closest to you, it’s easy to complain about the people that have been there all along, it’s easy to complain about things or people you never fear you’ll lose. But, guess what? You can lose all of that in the blink of an eye. And what you need to realize before it’s too late is that those things, those people, those home-made recipes are as fleeting as last week’s Us Weekly. I’m not being a … Read more
My boyfriend called me unreasonable the other night. Unreasonable? I have never been called such a thing in my life. Well, I lie. I have. But seriously, unreasonable? Turns out, the kid had a point. According to Ye Ole Wise One, I was being unreasonable because I was making a big deal over nothing. A nothing that was none of my business, in fact. Well, that, and strangely enough, I start to behave in unreasonable ways approximately once a month. Go figure. But when I think about it, this thing/situation/circumstance upsetting me really, truly and utterly was none of my damn business. So, why did it bother me … Read more