I am a different person than who I was a month ago. Gross. I hate being that pretentious asshole that declares their self evolution. I seriously debated about writing this post, to be honest with you. Some things do need to be said, especially since this is a mental health blog. It is absolutely vital… Continue reading Gaining momentum
Missing you, Still. Last year's post.... I'm a little disjointed tonight. I'm okay but there is still that ache that comes with loss of a loved one. Five years. Five years of grief. Some days I miss you so much it hurts. Some days I miss you so much and I laugh at all of… Continue reading 5 years without you
This post isn't really for me, as much as it is for you. Please read at your own will and take as much as you want. Sometimes seeing our feelings validated in written form is more healing than we can comprehend. So, here's to you, dear reader: People post online, "Adulting is hard." I'll let… Continue reading You are stronger than you think.
Hello blog world. I wish I could come to you with joy tonight and shine a light on my health updates and journey, but life isn't filtered through rose colored glasses. Life is raw, real, and can be very painful at times. This is where I am today. In pain. Navigating the torrential waters of… Continue reading Adoptee stuff no one talks about…
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…