If you've been around here for long you might remember one of my very early blog posts back in 2017 that was about Gaslighting. In that blog post, I mentioned that I'd never heard the term before until I started reading posts by @StillLearning2b on Twitter otherwise known as Lisa Arends. She's a fellow Texan,… Continue reading Lessons from the rear view
It's our Blogaversary! Two years ago, I remember where I was, thoughts circling in my brain. I was thinking about my divorce, thinking about how alone I felt. I remember suddenly realizing that I was looking at this whole being alone thing the wrong way. Perhaps I needed to think of the aloneness as being… Continue reading Happy Blogday!!
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….
Often over the past two years I sometimes found myself questioning why things went down the way they did. I have had times of quietly (sometimes not so quietly) demanding why God/The Universe/The Creator dumped a steaming pile of shit in my lap that I was solely in charge of cleaning up. Why suddenly at… Continue reading Thrive where you are planted
The last several weeks have given me an important opportunity. I've had the opportunity for the very first time to look back at my marriage that ended almost two years ago with a fresh set of eyes and a brand new perspective. I saw a post earlier today that said it perfectly. I don't know… Continue reading Seeing the past through a new lens
I'm a person who gets stressed and depressed about things before they happen. I think I anticipate the way I'm going to feel on a certain milestone or date and get all my emotional processing done ahead of time. Over achiever? Yeah, pretty much. I've been a little stressed and sad this week because today… Continue reading Thoughts on my Wedding Anniversary
I noticed this morning that the Single and Selfish Facebook page had a lot of notifications. When I looked I saw that a friend of mine had gone on a reading binge of my blog and can I just tell you how deliciously happy that made me? Have you noticed that everyone has a blog… Continue reading #ProjectHappy
"Women are like tea bags, you never know how strong they are until they're in hot water" For the past year, the same song has been on loop in my head. Not the whole song, just the chorus, and not all day, just in the first quiet moments of the morning. The song is Ooh… Continue reading What a difference a Year makes
I talk a big game, but some days are harder than others. Some days people and places can fly by me and not even cause a ripple. Other days, places, people, memories, dates can really send me into a full-blown pity-party. Today was one of those days. For a number of reasons I shan't go… Continue reading Party of One
When I first moved out into my own place and was setting up solo housekeeping last December, I was in the early stages of grief. When I am stressed, agitated, anxious, or just hyper I have discovered that cleaning, purging and organizing are my best friends. So I got into the habit real quick of doing… Continue reading Cleaning Therapy