You have the right to know your worth. You have the right to say no, and to set limits. You have the right to say, "hey, I learned something from this and I'd like to share that knowledge with you." Remember that the way people react is a reflection of where they are in life--… Continue reading Boundaries.
The year is 1994 and I am a mere six years old. Riding in the back seat of Mom's van with the sliding door, a song comes on the radio. The guitars blare and the drums thrum and this voice... the powerful soulful voice of Dolores O'Riordan envelops my soul. My heart soars, as I… Continue reading Linger
We are almost halfway through the final month of the year and I am not sure about you, but I have been doing a lot of self reflection. Every December, I start making a new journal for the new year. I actually start writing in it one month early, usually around this time. Last December,… Continue reading Thrive (thoughts on 2017)
If you have never seen the movie called "The Family Stone," I highly recommend it. It is my all time favorite holiday movie, because of the chaos that is family and the emotional context that is portrayed in nearly every scene. We see Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), a high strung career woman initially fail to… Continue reading Smoke and mirrors in the living room
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. The fall is usually a time of self reflection for me. The year is coming to an end, and with all the holidays and focus on family, it's hard to not get introspective about my own adoption story. ALL thoughts, feelings, stories and scenarios are purely my own and are not a… Continue reading Adapting and Adoption
I've had an interesting week, to say the least! Sadly, this weekend I have been sick and in bed most of the time. Tea, soup, some reading, and my favorite candle have helped. In addition to family snuggles, of course! R had to work for about 15 hours on Friday and 15 hours on Saturday,… Continue reading Sunday Musings…
"If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” I saw the status going around online. And I felt a big stone drop into my stomach. My throat was dry and I sort of froze.… Continue reading Me, too.
I am officially 29 as of 9:40AM. I am a big believer in birthdays. Leading up to the birthday I am notorious for reminding everyone that a birthday is coming up. The day of, I am a firm believer that the birthday person gets to do whatever they want to do! I would post a… Continue reading Happy birthday to us!!
I read a quote online that really resonated with what I have been experiencing. "I said to my body softly, 'I want to be your friend.' It took a long breath and replied, 'I have been waiting my whole life for this." Anxiety is a very strange thing, and can manifest itself in different ways. It's… Continue reading Landed myself in the ER
I debated a lot about writing this post, but this is my life and this is my blog. It is cathartic and therapeutic to write. After crying all night long, and dealing with a very upset stomach due to my anxiety, talking with friends and family... I decided, I'm just going to bite the bullet… Continue reading My husband’s boots…