Inside Out Challenge – Day 11

The most you said with just one word Like most codependent, the hardest thing for me to do is say, "No". However, that tiny little word has given me so much freedom and has brought me to a place of peace and serenity in my life. Saying "No" has taught me how to set boundaries with... Continue Reading →

Inside Out Challenge – Day 8

Your darkest hour Well here's another topic that I just can't decide which one of my "too many to count" dark hours would be the darkest. I can tell you that these are the hours that shaped me, grew me and changed me. These are the hours that gave me my greatest challenges and where... Continue Reading →

Inside Out Challenge – Day 7

The sweetest dream you had last night As you can tell, I haven't quite kept up with this challenge the way I had hoped to, although I will finish. I had surgery on my foot last week and well, living with a cast is a nightmare in itself. Because of the painkillers, I haven't had... Continue Reading →

Inside Out Challenge – Day 3

The longest night you ever spent Being the people-pleasing, under achieving, no self-esteeming, flaming codependent that I was, I have countless long nights in my history. Each one of them brought on by my own poor choices and devastating consequences. However, since I am to write about the "longest night", I will write about the... Continue Reading →

Inside Out Challenge – Day 2

Your biggest fear about growing old I've never had any fears of growing old. I actually look forward to it. I want to see my grandchildren get married and I want to be around to hold and love on my great-grandchildren. There is so much to look forward to that I'm almost, dare I say,... Continue Reading →

The Struggle Was Real

I can't really say that life has been hectic lately because, well, it hasn't. There has been some stress, but as usual, it all dances around finances, nothing new. I did catch the flu that left me down and out for about two weeks, but I have since made a full recovery. So why haven't... Continue Reading →

Are You A Safe Person?

I originally wrote this post in 2014 but thought it was a good time to bring it up again. I had an interesting conversation last night with a friend of mine who seems to feel another friend we have in common (though I haven't seen her for a few years) is "stuck" in her marriage.... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to a Friend

My Dear Friend, It seems that life has been harsh these past few months and it has taken a toll on you. I am truly saddened and heart-broken for what you are going through. Though I do not know the circumstances that brought you to this place or what the future holds, I just want... Continue Reading →

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