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downsizing

I’ve spent the past three hours going through boxes that have been in storage for years, as well as sorting through the contents of one bookshelf and deciding what to keep. Don’t worry, I’m not throwing any books away. I will, however, be taking a lot of them to Half Price Books. They’ll buy some… Continue reading downsizing

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week in review? nah. resolutions.

So, I haven’t made any New Year’s Resolutions in like 3 years. Initially, because my depression was bad at New Year’s (although  I have successfully kept my unspoken vow to NEVER contact the ex–and cause of the depression–ever again), then, when I was just over that, I had the stroke and life was pretty overwhelming… Continue reading week in review? nah. resolutions.

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freedom and forgiveness

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a Freedom Ministry event I attended, and what my takeaways were. I’m not absolutely positive I can put this into words adequately, but I’m going to try, because this event made a huge difference for me. I started this blog a while back because I was struggling… Continue reading freedom and forgiveness

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what a stroke looks like from the inside–part two

So, I meant to finish up my story a while back, but as it turns out, one of the side effects of a stroke is being tired—like really tired—all the time.  When you add in work, school, and doctors’ appointments, that means I’m drained the majority of the time.  If you missed the first part… Continue reading what a stroke looks like from the inside–part two

break up · faith · forgiveness · God · happy · health · how I got here · just because · me · memories · moving on

to someone that I used to know…

Dear Superman: (No, he doesn’t read this blog, he doesn’t even know of its existence.  This is just a form of personal therapy, a way to get these thoughts out of my head and find some sort of closure, even if it’s only in my own mind.) Hey.  It’s me.  You know, the one you… Continue reading to someone that I used to know…

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how do you get past the memories?

You know, getting past the depression is one thing. The meds are helping with that. Prayer is helping with that. Living more mindfully is helping with that. But how do you get past the memories? Lately they’ve been grabbing me by the ankles and yanking me down into brief moments of sadness. It’s almost like… Continue reading how do you get past the memories?