Author Archives: okiegirlunleashed

About okiegirlunleashed

Wife, mom, traveler, dreamer.

Killing Buford T. Justice

If I made up life’s rules, people who have been through a lot would get a free pass to live out the rest of their lives in peace. But unfortunately, I am not yet in charge of the world. Case … Continue reading

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What Does Marriage Mean to You?

Depending on your life experience, the word “marriage” may conjure blissful images of a white dress, fairy tale honeymoons, and happily ever after. For others, it may bring up hurtful images of fighting and ultimately of dismantling a life that … Continue reading

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Why Live in Oklahoma? It’s an Okie Thing and Apparently Some of You Wouldn’t Understand

I’m a born and raised Oklahoman. I’ve read several comments this week online from people asking why we would choose to live in a place known as Tornado Alley. Some have gone so far as to imply that we “have … Continue reading

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Baby on Board

It had been a long week of meetings in San Francisco and I was relieved to finally be on board for the non-stop evening flight back home to Oklahoma City. I missed my kids, my husband, and my bed.  My … Continue reading

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Love in the Bullseye

With so many friends’ marriages unraveling around me lately, I find myself even more thankful than usual for my incredible husband, Justin. For both us, it’s our second marriage and the decision to divorce our first spouses was a heart … Continue reading

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What the World is Coming To

I’m going to break from the traditional topic of my blog (traveling) and talk about something that hits a lot closer to home this time. It’s been weighing on my heart lately and this is best way I have to … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Mile and All that Jazz

Ah, Chicago, how I love you so! Last week, I got to take my fifth trip to Chicagoland which was a work trip for my husband, Justin and part work/part vacation for me. Justin attends a trade show right after … Continue reading

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Pain in the Bleep Travelers:I Bet You Think This Blog is About You

In my first 90 days in my new job, I have traveled to San Francisco, Omaha, Washington D.C. /Maryland/Virginia, Houston, and Chicago so while there’s still plenty of the country left to see, I do have a few flights under … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Flight Cancellation Grief

Strutting up to the self-check in at Hobby Airport in Houston, I was so proud that I had arrived early for my Houston-Dallas flight after a harrowing drive through construction traffic. My ego was quickly deflated as the ticket agent … Continue reading

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The City by the Bay-e-ay

You’ve heard of sunny California, right? What they fail to mention is that it may be sunny but it’s also kind of chilly…even in July. My first week of on the job training was held in San Francisco, which is … Continue reading

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