SOMEBODY, MAYBE YOU

You find yourself free of a toxic relationship.  But how free?  Don’t let the memories keep you tangled in the past.  Find a way to unravel them and use them to propel yourself into a future free of cobwebs. Trying like mad to untangle The last torturous threads Of our fucked up history Knotted webs…

PEOPLE DOING GOOD THINGS

I have been so super busy getting my post divorce life in order that I had to hit PAUSE for just a short time on my #BeREAL series.  But I have some great voices left to share soon. In the meantime though… I want to share a few good things to offset the negativity that…

#BeREALationships: MY FIRST

Please welcome Christin Nicole Crider to #BeREALationships. Let me preface this by saying this is part of my life has never really been talked about. I put it on a shelf many years ago. I let it sit there, collecting dust over the last 18 years. But for some reason today, I feel the need…

#BeReal – DREW SHELDON

Please welcome Drew Sheldon to #BeReal. I couldn’t believe it when Hasty invited me to take part in #BeReal, I was quick to say yes. I was not, however, quick to write this. Writing has been quite a slog recently. The more I work at being real, the more I struggle to continue. I started…

#BeReal – DAWN (HARDLYBORED)

Today my #BeReal guest is Dawn (HardlyBored). I have spent the last few weeks thinking about the future. Mostly because I have been sick. This is not the first time in my life I have wondered if I will have a future. The first time I was 18 and my “husband” had just choked me nearly…

#BeReal – LISA BLAIR

My #BeReal guest today is Lisa Blair. It’s a simple enough question, I suppose, for most people. For me, whenever I am asked it, I can’t help feeling a little sad. Thinking about who I am reminds me of who I once was and all that I have been through. I am reminded of all…

RELATIONSHIPS ARE HARD – LINDSAY HOLMES

My RELATIONSHIPS ARE HARD guest today is Lindsay Holmes. Lindsay has written for the #BeReal series previously. If you have a relationships story you would like to submit you can find the guidelines here under RELATIONSHIPS ARE HARD.  You will find the five other topics I am always interested in sharing.   I hope to see…

#BeReal – ADRIANNA JOLEIGH

My #BeReal guest today is Adrianna Joleigh. I hate you.  Don’t leave me.  As a toddler, nothing quite says, “I love you,” like a good slap in the face by the person you trust the most.  Some may think, “You’re a grown woman, old enough to get over it and move on.”   Unfortunately, that’s not…