Yep, there she is, folks. My new Side Chick, Candy. Get it? Candy Cane? I know, eye roll. I'll see myself out. I'm more and more shocked at how exhausting chronic pain is. I mean really. It takes me twice as long to get anywhere, I'm afraid of falling - hence the cane and people… Continue reading I’m exhausted
Yep, you heard right folks. I'm 48 years old and I'm having a full hip replacement later this summer. I've suffered from hip pain for the last five years or really if I'm honest, it's been off and on for the last ten years but it's progression has ramped up in the last five. I… Continue reading Things I’m looking forward to after hip surgery
So I cancelled my date with the guy last weekend. I also told him I wanted to go back to being just friends. I explained that he had opened my eyes to my inability to trust and the triggers (how I hate that word) that he spurred. He reluctantly agreed. How does one go about… Continue reading Bandaids over Bullet holes
Proceed with caution, folks. This post is getting deep. I remember so clearly after my divorce, being so hungry for my next life to start with someone. I wanted to be a couple again so badly and get back to that routine of loving someone. The idea of that right now makes my skin… Continue reading Proceed with Caution
Let's just change my name to Swoony McSwoonerton, shall we? Remember back in Middle School when you had a crush? A boy or girl who just seemed like the best thing since sliced bread and you admired them from afar and imagined what it would be like to have them like you back and go… Continue reading Crushing like a 15 year old
Little known fact, or maybe you already know it, I don't know, I don't live your life...I love personality quizzes. I also love podcasts. Combine the two and I'm one happy gal. The podcast I've been basically inhaling lately is Ologies. It's an interview style podcast where each guest is a specialist in some type… Continue reading Be Fearless
Today I am 48. Sometimes I get the birthday blues. Not this year. I always feel like a fool when I get birthday blues. I should be so grateful for another birthday! Especially as a cancer survivor, I should cherish every year older as a gift. That is exactly how I'm feeling today about my… Continue reading Birthday thoughts….
Can you ask for what you want? Can you speak your truth even if it's uncomfortable and awkward? I have been in a low key relationship for the past three months with a lovely man. Of course I am referring to Keanu. He is strong, capable, smart, funny and has a litany of other qualities… Continue reading Speaking your truth
Oh Valentine's Day. Here you are again - you little Bastard. You may remember the photo above from a post from January of last year. It spoke to me then because it was a metaphor for my heart. My tender, fragile heart surrounded in spikes to keep everyone out to ensure I wouldn't get hurt… Continue reading VD is upon us….again.
As a society, it's my opinion that we don't practice enough self-care. Especially those of us who are single and hustling every day to make that money, be responsible grown ups, pay the bills, go to jobs and somewhere in there nurture our important relationships. Where in there is time to nurture ourselves? Lately I've… Continue reading Self care