via Daily Prompt: Identity As a young girl I struggled during my developmental stage with the "Who am I?" inquiry that most teenagers experience. The difference in my case was that I didn't suffer from being an introvert, shy, lonely type of person. I was exactly the opposite; confident, extrovert, funny and friendly. Popularity was … Continue reading Identity Theft
Guarding the Heart!
One of my greatest fears following my 17 year marriage was that I didn't become bitter! I knew I had been wronged, mishandled, lied too and cheated on but I was determined not to become a bitter divorced woman. It took quite some time before I would open up and allow myself to be courted … Continue reading Guarding the Heart!
The PINNACLE Only Comes with the CLIMB!
Today I had the honor and privilege to do a mountain hike of Crowder's Mountain NC with my seventeen year old daughter, my girlfriend for her 45th birthday and 3 additional ladies that I met for the first time this morning. It had been 22 years since the last time I hiked and I … Continue reading The PINNACLE Only Comes with the CLIMB!
Whose Winning at Weight Loss?
At 46 years of age I've been told by doctors that I'm "obese" and need to loose 40 pounds. My 5'4 stature doesn't appear to be at a whopping 225 but they tell me the scales don't lie. Quite frankly I know for a fact that my shoes alone weigh 7 pounds and God forbid … Continue reading Whose Winning at Weight Loss?
Imagine If I Never Hit PLAY!
At first when my girlfriend called me and said she wanted me to watch something "RIGHT NOW", I thought "I really don't feel like doing this now", but I'm always going to avail myself to information so she sent me the link and I curled up on my couch, phone in hand and hit play. … Continue reading Imagine If I Never Hit PLAY!
Recognize the Mask!
If there is one thing that I have realized over time is that EVERYTHING that I experience which I may perceive as negative, is ultimately not for my good, but for the one who will enter the same experience after me. What do I mean? When I lost my home, job, marriage, fought illnesses, struggled … Continue reading Recognize the Mask!
Is Your Support As Big As Your Circle?
This quote speaks volumes to me especially in this season of my life. As the diagram to the right illustrates there are various levels to your circle of friends. Friendships are something that I hold near and dear. I know a lot of people but there are very FEW that I would call a … Continue reading Is Your Support As Big As Your Circle?
Should SHE be in Pursuit of HIM?
I've been single "again" since 2011 and in my adjustment to the "new age" version of dating I have witnessed the perception of gender roles that do not reflect the mentality from previous decades. My mother always taught me that a woman is sought after by a man. She doesn't chase, seduce or manipulate to … Continue reading Should SHE be in Pursuit of HIM?