Category: The New Me

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Having a conversation with my son about bringing an old video game system to my house …. “It’s okay. I don’t need that here.”

#MomWin #GreatKid

Splintering Chaos

As I begin this new chapter in my life, I am making a lot of changes. The majority of those changes have to do with how I see myself in the world, how I see myself as myself, and how I feel about myself in general. I’ve spent a lot of years not thinking the best of myself and I’m…

I’m A Weirdo

I discovered something today. Not that I’m weird. I already knew that. The title of this post is not revelatory in any way. But, I still discovered something about myself today. Actually, more of a re-discovery than anything. I knew this but had forgotten because the information was rendered unnecessary, but circumstances have put me back in an old place and so…

A Serious Thing

A serious thing indeed.

I awake daily, broken myself, into a broken world.

But this morning I awoke to the sun, which gives me hope.

I cling to that hope, which will heal my brokenness.

After I heal, I will emerge, bright as the sun.

 

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Seven Rules for Dealing When You Can’t Even

A friend shared this on Facebook today and it really spoke to me, because this is a list of seven simple things that I think most of us would do well to remember. I know that I carry round enormous amounts of guilt and self-loathing on a daily basis and I struggle a great deal with things like patience, self-esteem, over thinking, and…

Music To Run To

I have recently started running again, after many years of not running (or doing any significant kind of real physical activity), and I’m quite enjoying it. I know that “they” say you shouldn’t run with headphones in, because you need to hear traffic and dogs and wild bears and whatever else is out that could potentially kill you while you…