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
On October 31st of this year I will turn 29. Yikes. At 18, with my un-damaged blonde hair, tight body and general sense of unawareness, I would have never imagined that I would be where I am at currently as I sit here typing to an unknown audience as an almost-29-year-old. I am un-married, childless, … Continue reading You Are Doing Fine
My high school reunion was this weekend. I didn’t go. I could say I regretfully missed the event because I couldn’t take time away from work to make the trip back to Kansas. I could say that I didn’t have any one that would willingly take care of my four-legged fur baby while I was … Continue reading Why are High School Reunions Still a Thing?
There are two sides of the street, but they both take you to the same place. Have you ever been absolutely CERTAIN that someone else's feelings toward you or your actions were irrational and unfair? Yes? You are not alone. The other day I was having a conversation with a girlfriend who was mad at … Continue reading Two Sides of the Street