The Circuitous Nature of Self-Care VS Self-Sabotage

I have diabetes. I first "acquired" it through three bouts of gestational diabetes. After the birth of my first daughter, I was borderline Type II, but I didn't really take that great care of myself, for a myriad of reasons. So, when I became pregnant with my son, I pretty much had it again as… Continue reading The Circuitous Nature of Self-Care VS Self-Sabotage

Stuff I’ve Been Doing Instead of Writing

So, earlier this year, I decided to go back to college full time and I knocked it out of the park with making the Dean's List, an invitation to the Honor's College and Honor Society and a perfect 4.0. I'm damn proud if I do say so myself. Repeated the same grades again this Fall.… Continue reading Stuff I’ve Been Doing Instead of Writing

The Unique Occurrence of Finding Happiness and Love after Widowhood (and learning to be happy about it)

After you emerge from the grief of widowhood, there is no particular time frame. You don't wake up on day 167 and say, "I'm done grieving." Well, I can't speak for everyone, but in general and in my own personal experience and research, grieving is something that, for some, is never finished.  For others, it… Continue reading The Unique Occurrence of Finding Happiness and Love after Widowhood (and learning to be happy about it)

To All the Guys I Suffer…Endur…Put Myself Through the Misery of Dating

If there was one major thing that I think should be required when you date someone, it should be either the ability to find out from someone else who dated them what the bloody hell is wrong with them. That option not available? Then I think you should get an exit interview. I don't go… Continue reading To All the Guys I Suffer…Endur…Put Myself Through the Misery of Dating

Online Dating: A Never Ending Merry-Go-Round that Just Happens to be On Fire

While I am in the process of writing a book, THAT is fiction. However, the online dating that I "participate" in is far from fiction. As a widow, I certainly never thought that almost seven years ago that I would find myself on my own and eventually seeking out companionship. However, for some people like… Continue reading Online Dating: A Never Ending Merry-Go-Round that Just Happens to be On Fire

The Circuitous Chasm of Grief

Having experienced an extraordinary amount of grief in a short period of time with the loss of both my parents and husband one after the other, I'm often asked how I "got through it" or how I "survived" it. Being that grief is such an individual process and has a fluidity not often realized until… Continue reading The Circuitous Chasm of Grief

The (Wrong) Guys you Meet (and Endure) Before Finally Figuring it Out

When I found myself widowed, overwhelmed, lost and lonely, I was very far from a place of self-awareness and understanding that would enable me to make good choices for myself concerning the people you should choose to have around you. Being suddenly disconnected from the life you'd known for many years and the profound silence… Continue reading The (Wrong) Guys you Meet (and Endure) Before Finally Figuring it Out

Jumping Off the Carousel of Horrible Dating (while it’s still spinning)

I haven't posted for a while. I've been through a lot over the past few months and frankly, I needed a break from things. Lately, I've been taking the time to reflect on the ridiculously bad choices I've made when it comes to choosing partners in my life. I may have chosen some whoppers, but… Continue reading Jumping Off the Carousel of Horrible Dating (while it’s still spinning)