Posts Categorized: Friends

What Are You Doing Now?

Ever since graduating college for real this time, nearly everyone I see asks me, “So, what are you doing now?” Friends, family, church members, acquaintances… all of them are interested in my life. It’s flattering, really. Whether they’re asking to fill the dead air in an awkward conversation or genuinely interested, I am flattered. So,… Read more »

What Happens When You Throw Glitter

I’ve been 23 for about a month so that gives me the right to post about it whenever I want, right? 🙂 My birthday celebrations actually started three days before with a surprise dinner with all of my friends from school! They brought me the sweetest card signed by the entire choir that I was… Read more »

What Happens When You Throw Glitter

Granted my birthday was nearly a month ago, it was amazing nonetheless. The night before my mom graciously made the best melt-in-your-mouth chocolate mocha cupcakes. WE WERE ALL DEAD. But no one can have my mom. She’s mine. Then she made me the cutest headband party hat that I wore along with my “Birthday Girl”… Read more »

Twenty Three

Today is my twenty-third birthday. I was born September 30, 1990 to my parents, James and Charlotte Taylor. I’m the first of three redheaded, fair skinned girls with sass, wit, and style. I’ve never not been Melody Elise Taylor Rich. (Well, Rich came later.) I’ve never not been redheaded and fair skinned. I’ve never not… Read more »

A Love Letter…

Dear University of Texas at Tyler, I met you in the fall of 2011 fresh out of community college with no real plan. You were beautiful. Leafless, cool, and covered with green grass and lakes. Your professors and students drew me in. I was afraid. Nervous, anxious, scared… were you right for me? You were… Read more »

Come On, Texas

sweater: thrifted, jeans: Old Navy, boots: thrifted The weather here has been nuts. Earlier this week it was in the 80s. Today it’s in the 40s. Not that I’m hating it! I love the cold. But come on, Texas. Make a decision already! I just really want to say again to all of you that… Read more »