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Can't Make Me

My mother always told me I could do anything I wanted to. I remember my grandmother saying I was independent, and, according to her, when I was a wee toddler I would always say, “Self! 463 more words

My Personal Bill of Rights: My First Steps in Overcoming Codependency

In Darlene Lancer’s book, How to Speak Your Mind:  Become Assertive and Set Limits, she recommends that you create a personal bill of rights. In this bill of rights, you are to consider the situations in your life in which these rights apply, how you currently handle them, what you want to happen, and to write statements setting your boundaries. 2,145 more words

Loss

Relationships

The relative

Relations I

Rely on

To relate

Hate?

Only if

I mate

Love?

Only if

I’m not enough

And laughter

Most of all

Because I fear… 12 more words

Technology for Oldies

It is a statistical fact that year on year the ageing population is growing. As our lives become more intimately intertwined with technology, is it therefore wise that technology continues to be designed by younger people for younger people? 632 more words

Women contribute...financially too

I was part of a vivid group conversation a few days back. Someone initiated the topic of managing monthly budgets when a male participant commented about how comfortable life was for earning single women. 206 more words

Life

I PREFER TO GO HOME FOR MEALS

I PREFER TO GO HOME FOR MEALS

 

In the past two months, mother has on several occasions expressed her wish to bring a lunch to me every day. 184 more words

Chinese Teens

What Does It Mean to Be Successful?

The blog is back, y’all! A quick recap from the last 19 months since I last posted: I’m back in Texas working at Texas Tech in Student Conduct, I’m competing as a Strongwoman, currently qualified nationally in both federations, I adopted a second cat who I fondly refer to as The Weiner, and I’ve kept most of the 60 pounds I lost in MD off (though your body changes when you start lifting crazy heavy shit). 1,028 more words

Adventures In Texas