Category Archives: finding me

2018: The Year of Compassion

The past few Januarys I have been setting my intention for the coming year with a single word. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know….it’s one of those trendy things to do right now. But honestly, it’s good to have something positive … Continue reading

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An Orange Wedding Dress?

When I was a teenager I used to do my best to blend into the crowd. I wore a lot of black; I remember my mother actually complaining about the “boring” clothes that I usually wore. I just wanted to … Continue reading

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What I Have…

When I went to bed last night I started thinking more about What I Want. It occurred to me that I need to spend a little more time thinking about what I have in my life…because I have some very … Continue reading

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What I Want…

I want to have a partner who makes me laugh like crazy. Someone who listens when I talk. Someone who is both strong enough to hold me up when I need it, and secure enough to lean on me when … Continue reading

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Random Vacation Thoughts

Sorry for the delay in updating this thing. I was basically offline all week while I was visiting my family. It was soooo good to get away from my regular life and just have some time to relax and to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To Me

Tomorrow (Thursday) I turn 35. This is my first birthday since being separated. It will be my first birthday not having a romantic partner in my whole entire adult life. Birthdays have always been a bit of a loaded issue … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Day

Yesterday turned out to be a great day. I woke up (with little M in bed with me), as her big sister came in and crawled under the blankets. “Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy” she whispered, snuggling close. “Can I give … Continue reading

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