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You are SO Worth IT!

Consider every day in life a blank page, a fresh start, a new beginning. You are in control of your life and you are the only one responsible for writing about the events that are about to unfold. 725 more words


Facing Demons

Tomorrow I get on a long flight back to my home state to visit a couple members of my family for a few days. If you had asked me even just a year ago if I would ever do this, I would have said you were insane. 401 more words


It is a fact that I have the makings of a great life, the perfect ingredients to whip up a whole lot of happiness.  I have the most amazing husband ever and the cutest, more adorable one-year-old.  453 more words


When the Past Comes Back to Haunt...

It’s amazing how life can come back at you in circles sometimes, ready to haunt.  I guess I can’t expect any less when my family is involved. 777 more words


Filling the void where family should be.

Life has been very quiet in recent years. No family parties. No dinners with my parents. No getting together with the cousins. It has left a void. 516 more words


Neptune's Dysfunctional Playhouse


Bite; Smooth; Open; Deserve; Paradox; Semaphorism (n.)) a conversational hint that you have something personal to say on the subject but don’t go any further—an emphatic nod, a half-told anecdote, an enigmatic ‘I know the feeling’—which you place into conversations like those little flags that warn diggers of something buried underground: maybe a cable that secretly powers your house, maybe a fiberoptic link to some foreign country.); Tension; Playhouse; Neptune; Stalemate; Muse; Thieves… 390 more words


When Emotions Collide

Late last night, my husband came to me to see if I heard of some shocking news. My partially estranged son’s step-brother on his dad’s side died in a car accident late Friday night. 478 more words