Unhappy Anniversary… Check-In With People

March 13th…365 days ago.   365 days of change, unrealized expectations, isolation, depression, loss, hurt, anger, fear, frustration. 365 days of waiting to return to normal. 365 days of hoping for a tomorrow that hasn’t happened yet. 365 days of bucking the system and not wanting to be controlled by popular opinion, social media, the government.Continue reading “Unhappy Anniversary… Check-In With People”

Time to Get Some Glasses

    If I don’t have my contacts or my glasses on I am almost blind.  I am nearsighted and have perfect vision when things are up close, but from across a small room, I wouldn’t be able to recognize my own husband and kids.  Most of the time this isn’t a problem because I amContinue reading “Time to Get Some Glasses”

Our Conversation Hearts Need to Change

When I was in elementary school I loved to get conversation hearts on Valentine’s Day.  It wasn’t so much about the flavor as the cute words printed on the candies.  They were full of fun sayings and silly greetings.  I never gave them to anyone, but they brought a smile to my face reminding meContinue reading “Our Conversation Hearts Need to Change”

Living in Fear, Living for Me

I have felt left out. I have been rejected. I have had my trust betrayed. I have been hurt. I have been afraid of being rejected. I have made life about me. Every single statement I just made is true and each of those statements makes me fearful of reaching out in relationships to others..Continue reading “Living in Fear, Living for Me”