Category: Life Lessons

My mom has dementia…

My mom was hospitalized just before Christmas. During this hospitalization, she was diagnosed with dementia. As horrible as this may sound, this diagnosis actually brought a bit of relief, initially. It meant there was an explanation for what had been going on for the last several years. Along with the relief, though, came a wave…

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Sleeping in…

Sunday was the first day in what seemed like months (it’s really only been two) that I had an opportunity to sleep in. I was so tired when I crawled into bed Saturday night, I thought I might sleep until noon. The thought was glorious, but it didn’t last, I was wide awake by 6:30AM.…

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Be authentic, be true, be you!

Merriam-Webster defines the word authentic as: true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character: is sincere and authentic with no pretentions. Discovering who we really are is a tough job. It took me my entire life to grow into my authentic self. It was about the same time I really started getting into the good stuff of…

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Fear is not the boss of me…

I used to wonder how people could drive so confidently in the dark. How could they tell the oncoming cars weren’t heading straight for them? How did they know when it was safe to turn in front of other cars, or switch lanes? It was years before I realized that not everyone suffered from night…

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Dear 2017,

Dear 2017, You came in just the same way you’re leaving…. like a bitch. I like bitches though, so there! You challenged my ability to handle stress early on. While I attended to the needs of others in my family, I let my own go and I suffered, physically, emotionally, and mentally. I was a…

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Holidays? What holidays?

This is the first moment I’ve had to sit down and reflect on the 2017 holiday season. There are very few signs that we even celebrate in or outside of my home right now. My hall is full of packed and unpacked boxes, two rooms have been emptied, kitchen cupboards are open, and shit is…

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The Cupcake and a Little More

The Cupcake This beautiful cupcake has been in my fridge since my grandson’s birthday party last Saturday. I totally planned on eating it. That’s a lie. I actually never planned on eating it. But for some reason, it was super important for me to take it. That way, if I decided I wanted it, it…

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