As part of my quest to get healthy and happy last year I joined a Crossfit gym. It was actually after some convincing as I was terrified to do such a challenging workout in a gym filled with 20-year-old athletes. However after a few weeks I was hooked on the energy and was back to … Continue reading Recognizing the Wins Before the Race is Over
A few months ago I blogged about the struggle of opening up and letting my guard down for the first time in a while. It was scary and exciting and I jumped in with two feet. I not only was open in telling this person how I felt about him, but I actually allowed myself … Continue reading When is it Time to Walk Away?
I'm sitting here on this gorgeous balcony in Hilton Head, SC where I am staying with my mother and my brother and his family for the holiday. I just suffered a terrible night of stomach flu that my daughter passed on to me just before I left. Because of that I was in bed unusually … Continue reading Reflection on Thanksgiving
Tomorrow will be the end of a long and tortuous process. I am hitting a new milestone in my journey of change and I cannot wait for the finish line. Tomorrow I will face the X in court for the completion of our custody battle that has been dragging on since January. Ten months of … Continue reading Finding Strength Through Battle
When I was a young girl I was a very emotional person. I had no shame in saying or feeling anything that came to me. I was often labeled "too emotional" by many family members especially my older brothers - although they were just trying to get out of trouble for the endless teasing. Fights … Continue reading Letting Your Guard Down: A frightening tale
When I was first introduced to the idea of open relationships my position was pretty strong that it wasn't for me. As I state in my post Open Relationships: Yay or Nay? that while I am good with the idea of being on the outside of one, being in one was simply not for me. … Continue reading Open relationships: Re-evaluated
I dread this question. You match with a guy online based on nothing but some pictures and a brief glimpse into the best qualities they believe they possess. Then you have a 2 minute conversation about your weekend or how your work day is going then they hit you with the question "so what are … Continue reading When is it appropriate to ask “What are you looking for?”