On the personal

How Grief Can Be a Blessing for Those Mourning

  Grief.  It can cause numbness, emptiness, shock, abandonment, depression, crying, exhaustion, confusion, and much more.  If such pain is brought on by grief, who would think of themselves as  lucky when they lose someone they dearly love?  But being lucky is the conclusion toward which I’m slowly reaching.   For almost a month, I’ve been mired in grief and the accompanying depression and sadness that ebbs and mostly flows with the loss and mourning of my mom.  The overwhelming grief for my mom is a monster for which nothing could have prepared me; however, my perspective is starting to …

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Week in Review Using Gifs

My Week In Review Using Gifs ~ Week 3

Week beginning Monday, January 15, 2018. Welcome to my week in review for the second week of January.  This is a weekly Sunday series where I discuss what I’ve done how my week has been using Gifs.  Please view this post on my website instead of WordPress Reader or email because you will not be able to see the Gifs. I hope you find it interesting, entertaining, and funny! Monday I wanted to work some on my blog, but I wasn’t feeling well that day. It’s still a mystery. I had an emergency appointment with my psychiatrist because my anxiety …

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Throwback Thursday

TBT ~ Metaphor ~ A Comparison Between Then and Now

Welcome to Throwback Thursday where I find a blog post that is at least five years old and compare how I was doing back then to how I am doing now. The following piece entitled “Metaphor” is a poem I wrote on December 26, 2012, comparing myself to the act of writing and story-telling.  I use writing to describe how I’ve been altered, revised, and changed.  Though this piece deals with aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, there is an overall theme to which everyone can relate.  Please read the passage; my comments and comparisons between then and now will follow. …

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Week in Review Using Gifs

My Week in Review Using Gifs – Week 2

Welcome to my week in review for the second week of January.  This is a weekly Sunday series where I discuss what I’ve done how my week has been using Gifs.  Please view this post on my website instead of WordPress Reader or email because you will not be able to see the Gifs. I hope you find it interesting, entertaining, and funny! Monday – January 8, 2018 It was all business as usual.  Writing, writing, writing. I think I might have been a little tired, too. I took my dog Maybelline to the veterinary doctor.  Her breath is a …

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On the personal

The Versatile Blogger Award

  There must be something in the water bloggers are drinking because I can’t imagine being nominated for another award that has anything to do with me or my blog.  But I’ll digress and take the compliment.   I have been nominated for a third award called The Versatile Blogger Award by Melanie at Fraser’s Fun House.   Fraser’s Fun House is not your average parenting blog.  Though she describes herself as a new blogger, there is nothing nascent or budding in the way she engages you and delightfully brings you into her world of fun.  She knows what she is …

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Throwback Thursday

#TBT ~ Where I’m From

TBT: Where I’m From Welcome to my new series called “Throw Back Thursday”.  Each Thursday I’ll re-publish an old post from my previous years of blogging when I wasn’t much in a recovery-state-of-mind.  I’ll read the passage and compare how I was then with how I am now. This new series starts off with a post I wrote on December 2, 2012.  This was an assignment I was given in college about writing where we are from.  We were given the opportunity to interpret the assignment any way we wanted, and some of the students wrote about a geographical place …

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