Reality Check-In: Ten Things I’ve Learned in a Year of Blogging

A whole 363 days have passed since I first posted my thoughts and the scary inner workings of my mind on the internet for all of the world to see.  OK, maybe not the entire world peered in awesome wonder, but there were people looking. I started out with this whole blogging thing because I … More Reality Check-In: Ten Things I’ve Learned in a Year of Blogging

Guilt: Another Leaf

I’m not a religious person.  Spiritual, yes.  I believe there is a God.  I believe there is a pre-determined destiny for my life.  And I believe in guilt. I grew up thinking I was Catholic like I was Italian.  It was in my blood and a thing you were, not a thing you did.  The … More Guilt: Another Leaf

Trolls: Not Your Average Fairy Tale Creatures

They’re cute. They sing. They have colorful foofy hair.  (Of which I can totally relate because I have slightly less colorful foofy hair). Yes, I’ve seen the movie.  Poppy saves her friends from the Bergen and manages along the way to give Bridget a glam makeover into Princess Glitter Sparkles so that Gristle will fall … More Trolls: Not Your Average Fairy Tale Creatures

To the People That Ask Me WHY I Share So Much About My Struggle With Anxiety:

There are two types of people that ask me this:  People that have never had anxiety and don’t understand and people that have had it and are too embarrassed to talk about it. I talk about it because I get more messages from people that DO struggle with it, some that are in the middle … More To the People That Ask Me WHY I Share So Much About My Struggle With Anxiety:

Welcome to the Club

We’ve all been there.  We’ve worried over our children.  We’ve stressed about bills.  We’ve been overwhelmed with life changes.   This is mild anxiety and it comes and goes like the weather in New England.  Imagine that anxiety and multiply it a hundred fold, feel it beating down on you like a sledgehammer 24-7 keeping you … More Welcome to the Club

Dear Ex-Husband: 10 Reasons Why You Think I Am a Bitch (But, I’m Really Not)

  Leaving You: I finally came to my senses.  This seemed to have come as a surprise, although I have no idea why.  After eleven years of dealing with you even Mother Theresa would have been at the end of her rope. Lunch Money: After we split up you thought it was my responsibility to … More Dear Ex-Husband: 10 Reasons Why You Think I Am a Bitch (But, I’m Really Not)

For Mother’s Day: Six Years Later.  (Because You Never Know That the Last Time Is the Last Time)

  Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, 2017. The last Mother’s Day I spent with my mother was May 8, 2011.  We spent it being irritated with each other.  She was planning a big Memorial Day picnic and she wanted me to invite the guy I’d been seeing for over a year to meet the rest of … More For Mother’s Day: Six Years Later.  (Because You Never Know That the Last Time Is the Last Time)

Yo, Dude!

I cannot tell you how many conversations I’ve had with friends about how “lucky” I am to be able to do anything I want, when I want, with who I want.  I won’t lie, I like my freedom.  I don’t mind kayaking or hiking by myself, vacationing by myself, only answering to myself.  Since the … More Yo, Dude!

Breaking Free

When you’re not with the right person, relationships can be hard.  When they go wrong they can leave a mark and the mark it leaves may not be only on you. My parent’s divorce was messy and fueled by cheating, drugs, and alcohol.  My sister and I were pawns in their power struggle.  My vision … More Breaking Free