January is quickly coming to an end. It's gone by pretty quickly, hasn't it! I know so many people who set goals for themselves and then who stopped short and decided to quit trying. Here's the thing, it's better to fuck shit up and fail than it is to not try at all. A lot of… Continue reading Let’s talk about motivation.
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
"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 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…
-- J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) Oh man, what a week! What a fucking week. In light of recent events over the weekend, I have been just a little bit on edge? Anyone else? Not only did our nation bare witness to violence, hate groups, and unnecessary pain, but it seems to… Continue reading Own Your Truth.
It's been four years and still August 14th is a hard day for me. It isn't like today is any different from any other day, really. One doesn't suddenly start grieving just because a certain day comes up. But it is more tangible somehow. There was just so much that went into our friendship. I… Continue reading Missing you, Still.
Did you know that I "collect" angels? This is a very recent thing. I used to collect angels/dolls/fairies when I was a little little girl but when I got into my teenage years I tossed them along with my yearbooks and a whole bunch of other "stuff." You see, I don't like a lot of… Continue reading Random thoughts/advice