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Note To Self

What would you say to your past self?

I don’t know my answer.  Perhaps, I would say “Be more confident” or “Live in the present moment – not the future.”

For as much as the question is posed, people fail to flip it around.

What would you say to your future self?

For me, it’s simple.  I wouldn’t ask for any knowledge.  I don’t want to know how my life turned out or who I ended up marrying or how many children I possibly have.  Instead, I would say the following:

“You’ve finally made it!  I’m so proud of who you’ve become.  Look at all that you’ve accomplished.  Don’t worry about me because I’m still finding my way.  Have fun!  No regrets.  Be proud of who you are.”

Although I don’t know the future, I have faith in myself.

One thing I sometimes struggle with is looking back and realizing how much I had to deal with.  It hurts as though it were still in occurrence.

What is the purpose of feeling pain for a tragedy that has already occurred?  We do it every day, but why?  In remembrance – in honor of those who have passed.  But other than that, why rehash all the pain?

I remember things and view myself as another person – a child.  I have to remind myself that it was actually me.  That I felt these things.  It’s much easier to sympathize with this “child figure.”

Is there a benefit of pain other than growth and healing?  I doubt it.  Too often it welds bitterness into one’s soul.

And yet I wonder…

My Spiritual Walk and Counseling

The thing about writers is we always try to find something worth while to bring to our readers.  What will bring more people to our content?  What will make people want to engage?

I’m trying to sway my focus away from the number of hits my blog gets and turn it into something more personal – something genuine – so please bear with me as I make this transition.

So, what’s new with me?

I recently started going to counseling, and I couldn’t be happier.  It’s such a blessing to be able to have time dedicated every week to working out one’s thoughts and perspectives.   Continue reading My Spiritual Walk and Counseling

From Bedrest To Cleaning The House

You would not believe how excited I am.  Over the past six months there were a couple of weeks when I could hardly get out of bed due to the way I was feeling.  Just walking from the bed to the bathroom would bring on heart palpitations which would last for hours.  I would become out of breath practically unable to move.

Now I feel great!  Not quite 100%, but I can at least live life more normally.  Continue reading From Bedrest To Cleaning The House

I’m Moving Again

Okay, I’ve had my time to let reality soak in.  Now I’m ready to share.

This past May I got my first apartment.  It was beautiful and unique.  I was ready to settle into my first home!  I still had some anxiety, but I knew I could do it.

The girl who had agreed to be my roommate bailed on me after I signed the lease.  Not a big deal, so I started looking for another one.  I also looked for work since I knew my savings would only last me so long.   Continue reading I’m Moving Again

Why You Haven’t Heard. .

So I’ve kept quiet for quite a while now.  Other than my poetry, no one has heard much from me.  I haven’t talked about my anxiety or what’s going on with me.

The truth is, I’ve been dealing with some things.  They’ve hit me like a cold wind in a frost-bitten face.  I wasn’t prepared to share what’s been happening with you guys.   Continue reading Why You Haven’t Heard. .

3 Steps! How I Got a “B” Without Reading The Book!

Hello Everyone!  So school is starting for many of you, and I just wanted to pass along some knowledge from an English major!

Writing.  We all have to do it, but it doesn’t always come naturally.   I once had a roommate who would sit for hours trying to finish a paragraph while on the other side of the room I would have completed an essay in an hour.  Now I’m sharing my secret on how I got good essay grades without pining away consistently at books.   Continue reading 3 Steps! How I Got a “B” Without Reading The Book!