The signs started small. Around June I literally stopped being able to decide what I wanted for dinner. At the time I was responsible for so many decisions related to the wedding G and I were planning, my job, and how our household operated (down to when the dogs would eat or where the sunscreen … Continue reading The High Cost of Being a Chronic People Pleaser.
I am active in recovery culture. Because of this, it would make sense that I am around a good deal of addicts, alcoholics, and generally troubled individuals on a frequent basis. However, lately it has felt heavier and more frequent. The sentiment has seeped out of the safe rooms of recovery that I find … Continue reading “You can’t fix them. I am sorry, but you can’t.”
I have always considered myself an honest person. The fact that my parents instilled a fairly straight moral compass inside of me and the fact that to this day I feel EXTREME panic and guilt whenever I am not being honest, coupled with how RED my face gets every single time I tell a non-truth, … Continue reading Truth: How Yours Will Set Others Free
Harsh... I know. Sorry. Except I'm not. The reality of every single one of our lives is the fact that we are responsible for them. We are responsible for our decisions, our actions, how we treat other people, and how we perceive the world around us. Most importantly, and most often forgotten, we are responsible … Continue reading YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM
I am a female. I am a Football fan. Instead of writing that as one, fluid sentence; "I am a female football fan", it seems more appropriate to break up the two ideas. Those two things don't seem to be able to be synonymous any longer. I grew up in a suburb of Kansas City … Continue reading I am a female. I am a Football Fan.
I had a realization last night. It all started with a trip to the airport. My mom was in Mexico for a week with two of her longtime friends and needed a ride home from the airport. To give you some context, I live in North Naples, about 20 minutes south of the airport. My … Continue reading The Guilt Trip
Life has been weird lately. And by weird I mean it has been, categorically, undeniably, absolutely, a complete and utter shit show. However, today I am okay amongst my chaos. The difference between this Shit Show and my "Shit Show's" of old, is that in the past few years, I have learned how to bounce. … Continue reading Learning to Bounce