Anxiety · Complaints · Self

Arachnophobia

I fear spiders. Yes, it is irrational and I recognize that. It is something that has plagued me for as long as I can remember. This has caused me to jump, squeal and cry out on many occasions. Not that I intend on being a free source of entertainment for those around me, it has… Continue reading Arachnophobia

My Blog · Self · Travel

Insignificant Significance

As the waves break against the shore, Lake Michigan reminds me of how small I am and how vast the world is. The sound overpowers everything else. I am unable to hear anything - even my own thoughts. That is what I love about nature. This is the escape I crave. As I sit and… Continue reading Insignificant Significance

Children · Complaints · Self

Fashion Police

While raising Taylor I wanted to try my hardest to raise her in a home where style isn't mandatory. I wanted her to have confidence in herself and her choices. Since she could walk I began having her choose her own outfits. As long as it fit and was weather appropriate; it is considered fair… Continue reading Fashion Police

My Blog · Photography · Self · Travel

Road Trippin’

Last weekend I drove 300 miles to Big Lake, Minnesota. I went to visit my dear friend Carrie. Since she moved to Minnesota I have only seen her when she comes to Madison. This has been eating at me. Part of the problem was that I had some serious health problems and after my recovery… Continue reading Road Trippin’

My Blog · Review · Self

Proud Moments via Samsung Galaxy

If you have read my post Limbo you know that I struggle with taking time out for myself. The second problem I have is that when I do take time for myself I generally do not enjoy it to the max because I feel guilty about not being present for my family. This is something I have… Continue reading Proud Moments via Samsung Galaxy

My Blog · Self

If I Would Have Known…

If I could give a list to my younger self...although in all honesty I probably wouldn't have listened anyways. Don't get so busy making everyone around you happy that you forget to make yourself happy. It is not your job to fix everyone's problems It is okay to say 'No' and not over extend yourself… Continue reading If I Would Have Known…

Health · My Blog · Self

Under the Surface

The TRIGGER. It brings buried experiences to the surface. I know it's not you. It's me. It wasn't you. It was him. It happened so long ago. My body remembers. I recognize my physical reaction is not 'normal'. I react subconsciously, less often than before. You're different. I talk myself through it. It takes a… Continue reading Under the Surface

My Blog · Self · Transverse Myelitis

Savoring Shoes via Samsung Galaxy

Tuesday night something incredible happened. Something that may  not seem like much to most people. I went shopping. Shoe Shopping. Yes, I get that sounds silly, BUT 1 year and 9 months ago I was paralyzed from the waist down. I am now able to walk - albeit differently since I have limited to no feeling… Continue reading Savoring Shoes via Samsung Galaxy