This too, has passed

48 hours ago, I jumped off a huge cliff...metaphorically. I don't know why, I don't where it came from, I just knew it was time to take the dive...metaphorically. I took to social media and I went public with the abuse I endured as a child. I didn't make this decision lightly. I wrote out [...]

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To tell the truth

When I was younger, I lied. A lot. I don't know if I was a pathological liar but I think I was pretty close. I started lying as a way to avoid the wrath of authority figures (hello, mom and dad), it was like a survival instinct. Then, as a teenager, I started lying to [...]

Out with the fake, in with the real

When I first moved into my mom's house a few months ago, I had three rooms as exclusively mine that I could do whatever I want with. One was the living room and the other two were bedrooms. I took the second bedroom and turned into a gym. I had two benches, a variety of [...]

Perfect hurts

I've got a mean perfectionist streak but you probably wouldn't know it by looking at me. I certainly don't look like perfection. Perfection isn't conveyed in my work or much that I do. However, I certainly feel the pressure to be a perfect person and I crumble underneath it. I've read theories that perfectionists are [...]

I’m not doing too bad after all

I met my aunts yesterday for lunch. I adore these women. They are warm and loving. No matter how long it is between visits, I always feel so welcomed and loved when I'm around them. Yesterday though I felt a new feeling, a kind of validation. I don't know where it came from, they didn't [...]