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The Real Me and the “Me” You See

I’ve been gone a while. From my Blog, from the “Me” I want to be, from having anything I felt I could share. For this, I am sorry.

I know that the writings of others often help me when I feel low, and yet that is when I am least likely to share. I don’t like to show the ugly underbelly of my depression and anxiety and where it takes me. The flip side of that is that I know these are the things that people need to hear and see… my very HUMANNESS.

I only want to share when I’ve figured something out, or had a new revelation.These are important too. Still, others also need to see the struggle. So again, I’m sorry for not being here to share mine.

I promise to do better at showing up. In the meantime, here’s a bit of wisdom (from elsewhere) that struck me recently:

I am posting my picture with this list because:

  1. This picture is not me, and yet… it is me.
  2. The REAL ME needs that second picture. That list of “Reminders.”

I am this picture… sometimes. I am often NOT this picture. I am the same mess you feel like. I struggle to do those “healthy things.”

Some days I can’t get out of my pajamas. Some days I can’t get organized. I don’t have energy or make time for self-care: exercise, Art, journaling, writing that “To Do List” (or doing it!).

Don’t be fooled by this first picture. She looks like she’s doing everything right… all the things you think you “should” be doing.

The ME behind the picture needs people like YOU. You remind me it’s ok to be a “Work-in-Progress” the same way you need ME to remind you that this list of Affirmations are important.

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Victims, Crybabies, Lazy Thinkers, and Bullies

I feel like this is a commentary on ALL OF SOCIETY these days.

It used to just be a commentary on CHILDISH BEHAVIOR.

By Bill Watterson

WOW! How things have changed! Not for the better. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

I’m still trying to pin point the moment society flipped…

People like Soldiers, Police, Doctors, Innovators, and Doers were our HEROES!!

When did it become a GOOD THING to be:

  • A Victim
  • A Whiner
  • A Lazy Thinker

Now, people idolize Victims, Crybabies, and Bullies.

LIFE IS NOT FAIR. Never has been, never will be.

We are charged with the task of overcoming obstacles!

Pull up your Grown Up Pants and GET OVER IT!

Do the WORK.

Makes me sad to think the culture my daughter is growing up in doesn’t fit a single thing we’ve taught her to value.

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

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What Is Anger?

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The Ugly Truth

Working up the nerve and the faith to write about my life raw and unvarnished. Just facing the journaling process is intimidating.

Anyone out there with experience sharing their hard-won experience honestly and without color?

Please share your thoughts.

I’ll be posting as I make progress on my journey.

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Faults or Achievements: What Legacy Is More Important?

Found on Pinterest while browsing for inspiration.

The George Washington Carver List really touched me. Also included are quotes by other Great Minds, Leaders, and Speakers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Maya Angelou, and Thomas Sowell.

I think we often forget the wisdom of our past by belittling history’s accomplishments because we don’t agree with the social or societal “norms” of the time.

It’s important to look at all our Forefathers: Political, and Social leaders through the lens of what life was at like in their time.

Just because society wasn’t perfect, or an individual historical figure wasn’t perfect, does NOT DISMISS their overwhelming accomplishments.

Someday, people are going to look back on THIS time and judge.

How do you want to be judged?

By all the things you did and tried to do?

By your very human failings and mistakes?

We ALL have them.


God said, “Let he without sin cast the first stone.”


I am imperfect. I’ve made mistakes, hurt people, made bad choices.

I HOPE when I am gone, those are not the focus of my legacy.

I hope when I’m gone, I am remembered for the good I tried to add to the world. The love and time I gave to family and friends and strangers; for accepting people as they are, not how I wish they were.


What do you you want your legacy to include?

Random Thoughts

Being A Grownup

Anyone else struggling with this Adulting business?

Calvin and Hobbs

I feel like this way too often!

Sandra Boyton

Where to start?

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Important Role of Teens in Family AND Society

I came across this Blog post on Pinterest. I believe in the premise of both the highlighted article and the accompanying Blog about the article.


http://gloryitches.blogspot.com/2012/11/teen-expectations.html?m=1


As a parent and of a teen, I know that it’s a constant balance between towing the “parental line” by enforcing the rules; and learning to let go of some rules in favor of allowing more freedom to make their own choices and mistakes (in a safe environment).

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You don’t like me? That’s OKAY!

One of my most difficult life lessons has been accepting that it’s ok that not all people like me. I don’t like everyone either!

More important than that lesson is that it is ok to disagree AND still like and respect another person or not 😉.

More often than not, something that bothers me in someone else, is a BIGGER version of a failing I see in myself.

Let’s all try to spend some time thinking about this:

Difference of opinion and experience is what makes us each unique. We can learn from each other, disagree with each other, even not like each other… and STILL Be respectful.

Being polite does not have to be connect or equivalent to liking or agreeing with another person.

Compassion is key.