I sit down to write on the heels of messages from two very different individuals. These two have nothing in common as to where they live, their profession, their personality, or their family life. They are about as opposite each other as one can get. Yet, their messages mirrored one another in every possible way. … Continue reading Setting Intentions
Find your joy, your happy, your glee, Find what makes your heart sing. Don’t focus on the past or tomorrow, Don’t follow a path that’s bogged down with sorrow. Smiles are the place to be, Let go of the hurt and be set free. There is no price to pay, Just simply be throughout the… Continue reading Find Your Happy
Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is only a day away. December has always been a bitter-sweet month for me. Actually, the entire holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years. I don’t fully understand why this is, but I have some theories. December was always that time of year when I was ultimately forced… Continue reading Holiday Disenchantment
Today I am sad. Today I am frustrated. Today I feel the weight of that which I don’t understand and I struggle with my own self-doubt. I do not like being in this place, and yet I find myself here again. My own words to support others seem to mock me from the back of… Continue reading Today
Do you ever feel guilty that you left your abuser? Perhaps you question if the abuse was really that bad. Or, maybe you wonder if your children would be better off had you stayed. Did you make up the stories in your mind? Maybe it wasn’t really domestic abuse at all? Maybe you made the… Continue reading Guilt and Confusion
The other day, as I was driving through town, “You and Me” by Lighthouse came on the radio. I’ve always liked this song, but this time it created a wave of emotions that I had forgotten about. Perhaps it is because of all the recent writing, the book, or my constant rehashing of my past,… Continue reading You and Me
The path to healing is one that is difficult and time consuming. I don’t believe that anyone just gets over something. They may be good at covering it up, pretending it doesn’t matter, or telling themselves to ignore it and move forward, but it never truly goes away.
I slowly and methodically pushed the “post” button, uploading a raw photo of myself that I captioned “just me.” Afterwards, I sat there and stared at the ocean as it slowly washed onto shore in the fading sunlight. I had done it. I had shown the world what my soul really looked like. I was… Continue reading Just me
Happiness can be found! That is the good news in all of this. But you have to want it bad enough to realize the situation you are in.
The days will turn into months and the months into years. The longer you subject yourself to an abusive relationship, the longer it seems it takes to recover. Now, I’m sure this may receive some push-back, but I’m going to say it anyway. I use the word “subject” because you can always leave. I didn’t… Continue reading The days, months, and years…