Recovery

Recovery can mean many things to many people. It can be quick, or it can be a process. The most common thing I’m learning that most people in any kind of recovery face is misunderstanding by others. Then the feeling of loneliness. I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday, who is also recovering […]

Defense

I don’t remember where I first heard this quote, but it turned on a lightbulb for me. You see, I jump to defensiveness immediately. It doesn’t matter if the statement is nothing is sarcasm, a compliment, or a deep conversation. Defensiveness is my first reaction. There are probably many different interpretations of this quote, but […]

Weight

Why do we care so much? Why do we berate ourselves about it? Why do we develop eating disorders to battle it? Why do we feel less than if we aren’t a specific weight? Society. Social media. Movies. Hollywood. Modeling. Media. Everything we created as a society to put people front and center in our […]

Assumptions

Assumptions are my kryptonite. I frequently devise my own assumptions before I know truth. I have always battled my assumptions and I assume I always will. An assumption is defined as something that is accepted as true or certain to happen without proof. My assumptions are what Eddie and I disagree over the most. Eddie pretty much […]

Last Three Months

Now that we are in October, we are in the last three months of the year. Not only that, though, we are in the last three months of the decade. Let that set in a minute. We are in the last three months of this decade. When I heard this fact stated, I felt like […]

Words of Affirmation

I started listening to The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. I’ve taken the quiz before, in fact, multiple times, but I had not yet read or listened to the book. I can’t even remember what I determined my love language is. As of writing this, I can’t even tell you all of the […]

Vulnerability

I never thought I would openly quote Chelsea Handler in anything motivational. I honestly do love listening to her comedy and really connected with her when I was younger. I chose to buy Life Will Be the Death of Me: …And You Too! on Audible thinking it was another comedic book that Eddie and I could […]

Fear of Not Being Like Them

If you can’t get over your fear of not doing it as well as they do, you’ll never have the opportunity to be a trail blazer for someone else. – Rachel Hollis, Girl, Stop Apologizing I have a lot of fears in life. I was pretty much only taught how to be fearful. I have […]

I Will Never….

…be able to run again. Those were the first thoughts I had when I sat in my chair to do my Start Today journaling. My first thoughts were about what I don’t have and won’t have the rest of my life. Most of us are wired like this. We are wired to see the negative […]

Hiding

If you will not reveal yourself to others, you cannot reveal yourself to yourself. Jordan B. Peterson I have been hiding for many years. In fact, I have been hiding for so long, that I am only beginning to learn who I truly am and what I truly want from life. I hid from everyone […]