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The First Signs of Hope

He twirled around his laptop, then flipped it open. Taking a seat at his accustomed position, the fading golden shimmer reflected off of the white table top. 462 more words


Beginnings Are Hard

I thought about crafting a gripping prologue in my first post. It’d be like Galadriel’s monologue in Lord of the Rings, complete with a symphony. 244 more words


50, Unemployed, ‘Faking Normal’ A chat about resilience and second acts with author Elizabeth White

After successful and gratifying careers in pharmaceutical sales, professional speaking, teaching, and curriculum sales and training, I found myself in a job I hated.  Hate is a strong word, and I rarely use it, but it truly describes how I felt about working in student finance for a for-profit provider of technical education training.  199 more words

Second Acts

How getting fired saved my life

tw: self harm, alcoholism, suicide, mental illness

December 28, 2017
a date I will never forget.

On Thursday, December 28th at 8:04 am I walked into my former company’s office building like any other day; I was 4 minutes late, but my manager wasn’t in her seat to notice so I figured another day, another bullet dodged. 1,731 more words

Welcome to the Real World

So I’ve graduated.  It was one of those surreal, out-of-body, whirlwind kind of experiences where it was over before I even really had time to take it in.  166 more words


We all need a chance....

In this life all we need is a chance. A chance to start over, to learn new things, to proof yourself and show that you are able to. 49 more words


Being 'Mom'

Hello, it’s me

Hi everyone! I have been gone for so long. I took a break from so many of the things that used to give me some form of solace. 420 more words