My sister is 35. She has 3 beautiful children and has been married 16 years (going on 17). She's a nurse. My brother is 34. He's divorced. He's a United States Air Force veteran and has recently started truck driving school. He has one beautiful daughter. I'm 32 (33 in December). I have two bachelor's … Continue reading Right Where You’re Supposed to Be
You're in the adult club. You're parenting yourself. But you can't seem to find the secret to your best friend's success. You think you're doing everything "right" but you feel like you're the only person faking it. But honestly, everybody's faking it. Your mom. Your dad. Your sister. Your brother. Your best friend. Your annoying … Continue reading Adulthood: Where Everyone is Faking It
I wrote the above poem a couple years ago and as I was flipping through my "Ideas & Musings" binder earlier this week I discovered it again and found myself in a most peculiar emotional state. I remember writing the start of this poem ("I know why Alice fell down the rabbit hole - escaping … Continue reading Learning to Let Go
I felt the frustration creep in. It tends to do that when the reality of my situation slaps me in the face. I see where I want to be and it's not where I am. The thoughts of "why me" or "God, it was stupid of me to do that" and "I could be further … Continue reading Advice on Changing Your Life
I'm taking Mel Robbins's 2018 Spring Power of You course. One week in & I already see a change in myself. It's truly phenomenal. Being able to sit with myself & be honest at what's staring back has been tremendous (& a bit scary if I'm 100% honest). And that's why I'm writing this post. … Continue reading Power of You
How am I supposed to have confidence in being myself when all I see and hear are advertisements enticing me to buy products to "fix" what's wrong with me? We're told to be ourselves but what if we're still finding ourselves? We're told we need to be a million and one things but what if … Continue reading Practicing Critical Awareness: An Element of Shame Resilience
What do you choose? Can you have both? Who are you? Not in the sense of your job or your interests, but what makes you happy? Is owning a business on your list? Or maybe you are happiest working 9 to 5 at your current job. How do YOU define success? Not how do your … Continue reading Happiness or Success?
Powerless. Confused. Just going through the motions of what I was "supposed" to do. Supposed to do well in school. Supposed to go to college. Supposed to pretend like this was the path I chose. But I did choose it. What else was I supposed to do? I didn't feel strong enough to go any … Continue reading Who Am I Supposed to Be Now