Dear Mama

The last few weeks have been challenging and bittersweet. My daughter has been reaching new milestones, and it’s been amazing to watch her grow as a person. Even though I am beaming with pride, I find myself shrouded with guilt and grief. When I left my toxic family home at the age of eighteen, thereContinue reading “Dear Mama”

Not sure if you want kids?

I’m a firm believer that if you have already decided if you want kids (or not), you’ve already made up your mind, and it will not change in the future. I had a recent conversation with my sister about this because years ago I was under the impression that I could not have kids naturally.Continue reading “Not sure if you want kids?”

All Apologies

If I’ve ever apologized to you over a message, text, or email, you should know that it most likely took me longer than most people to write out exactly what’s been going on through my head. I tend to write, delete and re-word everything so I don’t sound as ridiculous as my thoughts. The funnyContinue reading “All Apologies”

It’s completely fine to cut out family members from your life

Ever since my last therapy session, I took a lot of things into consideration when it came to my relationships with those surrounding me. I had a hard time struggling with the fact that I had to distance myself from certain people because it wasn’t benefiting my health. I already deal with a bout ofContinue reading “It’s completely fine to cut out family members from your life”

What not to say

When I was younger, I didn’t know how to express myself adequately. I was dating at the time and to try and get my point across on specific issues I would write out how I wanted to say it. I still can recall the shame that I would feel, fumbling over myself as I wouldContinue reading “What not to say”