Tag Archives: Struggles

Unreasonable

I am often told I have unreasonable expectations. I used to let those words defeat me, I used to let them cause doubt to take root in my mind and heart. I used to think that maybe I do have … Continue reading

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Words

Your words are powerful, your words are sacred. They speak your ideas, your hopes, and your dreams. They can lift others up when they are down, they can soothe and they can heal. Your words can also harm. Your words … Continue reading

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Whispers

Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in a thousand different directions? What you want to do, what you need to do, what you should do, how it should be, how it actually is? Do you ever feel like … Continue reading

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Delusions of Parenthood

Before having kids, I thought this gig would be easy. I know! I can’t believe how delusional pre-kid me was, but I honestly was so very delusional. I look back on pre-kid and want to laugh in my own face. … Continue reading

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This Month…

This month, with Matt gone, seems to be the month that everything is happening. New milestones are being met, and new parenting challenges have risen…all with my partner in crime far away from home. Two days ago, Nolan lost his … Continue reading

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Reservations About Solo Parenting

There are two days until Matt leaves for a month. I can’t express how much I’m going to miss his company, his presence in the house we share. I can’t express how much I am going to miss having his … Continue reading

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Projects & Pain

A few days ago, I started a new novel. I took a break from the sequel to Collide because I was feeling forced, and it wasn’t flowing freely from my mind like the first one did. I think, when something … Continue reading

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How [Chronic] Pain Is Ruining My Life [Today]

I’m having a very bad, no good, terrible day. My pain levels are high, extremely so. In addition to the after surgery pains and the pain of having staples and stitches tugging on my tender skin, it’s damp outside. Dampness … Continue reading

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Unbalanced

I have a lot of things on my plate right now. I am recovering from a surgery, and I’m still not up to par. I need a cane to get around and cannot do all that I could do before … Continue reading

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Mile a Minute

One of the most important things a person can do after a surgery is get lots of rest. However, I’m having a bit of trouble with that one. I’m a busy girl. In addition to being a mom (let’s face … Continue reading

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