We struggle. We make mistakes. We argue. But there is always support. We lift each other up. We apologize. We want the best for each other. We strive to make each other better; to make each other feel appreciated and respected. Our personal goals are aligned with what we want for our relationships. We are … Continue reading Quality Over Quantity
'Dropped the ball' is the understatement of the century. I couldn't bring myself to watch Nassar's sentencing hearing this week (until the actual sentencing). I watched the first 4 days cringing and holding back tears while young ladies face the monster who sexually abused them. In the midst of those statements were unimaginable stories of … Continue reading How did this happen?
"I woke up Wednesday morning feeling...what's the word? Is there a word? I'm not sure there is a word to describe it. Tuesday night, I was in shock. I was angry. I was devastated. In 16 years I have never felt these feelings after an election. I felt them in other facets of my life, … Continue reading Let Us March
In a world where everyone is just sooo busy this seems to be extremely accurate... There are very few people in my life who would meet me for dinner with a couple days' notice and not cancel at the last second. There are even fewer that would drop everything to be there when I desperately need them. … Continue reading Priorities
We, as humans, are not perfect. We are quite the opposite. Unfortunately for us, everyone expects perfection. Even if you think you don't, you do. People expect level-headed, rational, perfectly shaped, and proper individuals. People expect you not to throw a temper-tantrum, or have cellulite, or be dramatic because it might be inconvenient for them. That's just … Continue reading Imperfections
Oh the possibilities, right? Sometimes I feel as if I'm hanging on by a thread, and maybe I am. Hanging on to hope, dreams, the possibility of someday waking up and all of the time spent will be time *well* spent. That maybe things could be different. Does that make me hopeful or just plain stupid? Third, fourth, … Continue reading Second Chances
I don't have to justify myself to anyone even when society is screaming at me to do so right in my face. I'm exhausted in a way that my mind and body are drained. I'm beyond the point of being tired and no amount of sleep will help. My thoughts are completely discombobulated and it's … Continue reading Justification
2015 that is. Going into 2015 I thought I'd accomplish a lot personally and professionally. Basically, it laughed in my face and said, "I'll go ahead and screw you over every chance I get." I found myself crying way more than I ever have. Growing up I was trained, literally from age 9, that crying was unacceptable. … Continue reading What A Bitch