A Message To Myself

Dedicated to Lauren. I am truly blessed to have the people in my life whom I love. One of these amazing humans is a lovely young lady whom I am blessed to have in my life. Lauren asked me if she could request a subject for me to write about. Without even a second ofContinue reading “A Message To Myself”

Pain Is Pain

Simply put…..pain is pain. No one has the right to tell you anything about your pain. No one can tell you if your pain is right or if your pain is wrong. No one can tell you if you are hurting too much or not enough. Too often we have outside sources judging our pain,Continue reading “Pain Is Pain”

Surviving Parenthood

I have come to the conclusion that parenthood comes with a lot of guilt. Especially mine. I’ve been a parent now for over 30 years. I have two amazing sons who I am very proud of. They love their Mom and I love them more than anything in the world. How we got to thisContinue reading “Surviving Parenthood”

Kindness Does Not Equal Weakness

This took me a long time to learn. I grew up in a very hard family. My Dad was raised in an orphanage and he learned at a young age what it took to survive. With the best of intentions, he did a very good job passing that wisdom along to his daughters. I inContinue reading “Kindness Does Not Equal Weakness”

Middle Aged and Tattooed – Oh The Things People Say

Tattoos are very popular these days and are generally accepted in society. They are most popular/accepted in the younger age group. They have no real boundaries on the amount of tattoos or the placement of them. Tattoos on someone in the over 50 group is looked at differently. While still somewhat popular, they seem toContinue reading “Middle Aged and Tattooed – Oh The Things People Say”

I will always miss you…..

My Mom was there for my first breath and I was there for her last. Four years ago today I had to say goodbye to my Mom, my best friend and my partner in crime. I dedicate today’s Blog to her. The strongest woman I know and it might surprise you why I say that.Continue reading “I will always miss you…..”

I am perfectly imperfect….

Simply put – my imperfections make me perfect. Why oh why do we strive for perfection? What is it in our DNA that tells us that we have to be perfect? The answer to that question is nothing. There is nothing telling us that we have to be perfect but us. So then the nextContinue reading “I am perfectly imperfect….”

The 3 Stigmas of Recovery

I was very honored to be challenged on my Instagram account today to show my support in fighting the 3 stigmas of recovery. To do this, I posted a picture of myself (the one you see here) holding up three fingers. Each finger represents a stigma that addicts and recovering addicts have to deal withContinue reading “The 3 Stigmas of Recovery”

A Three Hour Cruise

My Dad loved deep sea fishing. He lived for that time of year when every Sunday night he kissed us goodbye, packed up his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that we had spent the last hour making and drove off into the sunset with all his fishing poles. These fishing trips were overnight trips thatContinue reading “A Three Hour Cruise”

Weird is the new cool.

Why do we fight being weird? Why is fitting in and not standing out one of our life goals? To tell you the truth, I’m not really sure why. What I do know is this. I don’t fight being weird and I am certainly okay with not fitting in. So what makes me different fromContinue reading “Weird is the new cool.”