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I wish you Enough

I wrote something this morning, kind of by accident that I thought was important. "Until you've had enough, you will continue to go back to what hurts you. I wish you enough." I was paroozing my codependent facebook groups, reading posts, commenting on some.  I don't often write posts on these sites, I'm more of… Continue reading I wish you Enough

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Adversity

I heard a beautiful quote this week; Adversity introduces us to ourselves.  That hit me straight between the eyes, because it's true. There have been many times throughout my life that I've faced major adversity, more than I care to go into in this blog - I like to keep these writings at around 700-750 words so we… Continue reading Adversity

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Grief isn’t linear

Have you ever taken a trip that was linear?  Non-stop from one point to another.  I don't mean your morning drive to work kind of trip, I mean a meaningful trip that has the potential to create changes and memories. A road trip across multiple states for example.  They are rarely non-stop and they often… Continue reading Grief isn’t linear

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Cleaning Therapy

 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

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Finding my way back to Gratitude

I feel like it's been a minute since I've moved through life with a sense of gratitude.  I used to have something I called a Blessings Jar.  It was an empty mason jar that I kept on my desk, and when something happened that was a blessing; either to me, or someone else, I would jot… Continue reading Finding my way back to Gratitude

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No Dating Zone

I did a thing today.  I deleted my dating apps.  I'll admit, it was kind of fun seeing all the men who hit "Like" on my photo, and I have probably benefitted in the self esteem department from it.  I had to be honest with myself though, I have no interest in dating or even… Continue reading No Dating Zone

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Messages, Tests & The Plan

You may be surprised to learn that my 20 year marriage, you know...the one that just imploded 9 months ago wasn't my first marriage.  Back in 1989 I eloped just 8 days after high school graduation to Las Vegas with my then boyfriend....lets be honest, my drug dealer...and was married in a tiny chapel on… Continue reading Messages, Tests & The Plan

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No Contact

I never know what is going to inspire me to write on a subject.  I got home earlier today from my Girlfriend Getaway mini-vacation and am really tired, possibly a little (more than possibly) hung over, so even though I thought about trying to write something for the blog, I hadn't been hit by the… Continue reading No Contact

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Compassion Fatigue

Today was a challenging day in my professional life.  I felt like I just got hit with one person or situation after another who needed my help, my compassion, direction or just an ear to listen.  At the end of the day, I left feeling really spent and very fatigued. Anyone who works in the… Continue reading Compassion Fatigue

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Firsts

Adulting can be bitter-sweet sometimes.  Outside of my day job, I'm also a makeup artist on the side and I am honored to be doing my friends makeup for her wedding in a couple of months. This will be my first wedding since the divorce and to be honest, I hadn't really thought this all the way through.  The idea of a wedding makes… Continue reading Firsts