my final attempt at losing some serious weight

I have struggled with my rent for as long as I can remember. Certainly for my ENTIRE twenties but mostly in my thirties. I am 34 now.

Working as a baker and cake decorator hasn’t helped me. In the 2 years I worked at a small family-owned Italian restaurant I put on 25 pounds. Geesh. That’s a lot. I enjoyed what I did but the owner has lax rules about employees eating or tasting his food. …


I’ve noticed a trend in the men who are part of the online dating community. Or maybe just the dating community in general?

They become really, really interested in you once you are — taken. It’s so silly! This has happened to me numerous times! I finally settle on someone, and then BAM Brad who blew me off 6 months ago suddenly can’t wait another second to see me.

What is with these guys?! I really don’t get it. I mean is it really about just wanting what you can’t have or is it more pure coincidence? Or is there…


I have always been a city girl. Always! I love having lots of options of things to do. I love the hustle and bustle and having people all around me.

Except, I don’t. Not anymore. It seems I have changed. My fiance and I have been looking for houses for the last couple of months and talking about where we’d like to live and raise our daughter. We realized we could save a lot of money by getting a USDA loan. So we started looking at nearby smaller suburbs of Springfield, MO. Ozark, Nixa, and Republic all made our list.


I was first introduced to Young Living by my mother back in 2016. I fell in love and immediately started selling them to my friends and family members. I had about 5 sign ups with me at that time. Well, then life got rough…

I fell on some really hard financial times and lost my job and was also navigating through a divorce. So basically, I didn’t have the money to keep up with my orders or any of it at all. I was nickel and diming it. I was in survival mode and it sucked. …


I have been wanting to get engaged to my boyfriend for about a year now. He is such a catch and I knew it right away. It sure has been a journey getting to this point but I am glad to be here now.

If I’m honest, I had some real anxiety over the 6 months prior to leading up to the proposal. I didn’t know when he was going to ask me and I got in my head and freaked myself out about it more than once. I am a chronic over-analyzer and it doesn’t always serve me well…


This little girl has brightened my life for the last 10 years. I can’t imagine life without her. I love her so much. She will be 10 this November. 10! Where did the time go? Looking back over the last 10 years, here’s a few things I’ve learned and some things I’ve been reminded of.

  1. My heart is capable of more love than I realized.
  2. Try and see the good in everyone
  3. always take time to laugh
  4. don’t take life too seriously
  5. playtime is important for stress management
  6. hugs are healing, so are snuggles
  7. animals can bring us joy
  8. Sorry…

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I LOVE scoring a good deal, and not just any deal, a really really good one in which something ends up being FREE or at LEAST half off. None of this 20% or 30% off nonsense. I won’t waste your time with that, because it’s your birthday my friend and YOU deserve a great deal!

So here it goes. I’ve done my research and these are the best deals I’ve found with the businesses in my hood (Springfield, MO). No worries if you don’t live here as most of these businesses are…


So you want to move on and leave the past behind, maybe forget all the pain and awful things that have been done to you. How do you let others into a heart that’s been abused, used, and broken just a few too many times?

You don’t. It’s too hard.

Take the time to heal your heart first. It’s not fair to ask someone to deal with all the baggage, although they might be willing to anyways if they love you. Poor them. I feel for the man who falls for a woman who’s hurting still. She can’t let it…


I want to take a moment and share what’s been going on with me lately. I live in Springfield, MO where the weather is crazy and unpredictable. Living in the center of the country means that weather often just passes through our area. It’s quite literally been snowing, raining, and sunshiny all in one day before, which can make me feel a little off kilter sometimes.

I have to express my gratitude that the sun is finally here mostly to stay. Looking back at this past winter and noticing the vast changes in my feelings and moods, I can’t help…

Whitney Virginia Morgan

freelance writer l English lit major l blogger l poet I student of life Email: whitvmo@gmail.com

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