Confessions, Lessons Learned, Writing

The Life I Never Wished For

Every now and then I think back to the "good ol' days". The days when I had very little responsibility and my biggest worry was what to wear to school the next day or making an A on my Spanish test. Days were spent riding my bike, making forts in the woods, and eventually navigating… Continue reading The Life I Never Wished For

Exposed Series, Self-Help

Abuse. Always. Always. Believe Them.

Before you read this post, please read my disclaimer. DISCLAIMER: No, I don't believe that every person that has ever claimed to be "abused" has been. There are people that claim it for ulterior motives (to protect themselves, money, attention, etc). They then compromise real victims' integrity. I am only writing about this because it… Continue reading Abuse. Always. Always. Believe Them.

Biblical Truths

The Land of Beginning Again…And Again

Do you ever wish you could start over? Go back and redo or UNDO something? (I mean, WHO DOESN'T??...P.S. if you answered no, you are in denial...just sayin'). I know I sure do!! Recently I read a poem shared on a friend's Facebook page. You know how sometimes you see a billboard, read a quote,… Continue reading The Land of Beginning Again…And Again

Get Real Series, Lessons Learned, Self-Help

Pity Party Invitations are in the Mail

Commiserate - to express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize. When we are sad, grieving, discouraged, lonely, or feeling beat down, sometimes it feels good to share stories with someone who has been through something similar. Someone who "gets it". Perhaps someone who is sympathetic towards us and our situation. There's nothing wrong with that.… Continue reading Pity Party Invitations are in the Mail

Broken, Get Real Series, Self-Help

Get OUT of the Valley – LITERALLY

In the dumps? Life been cruel to you lately? Facing a divorce? Living in the red all the time? Health failing? I hate to tell you friend...but while "this too shall pass" (that gets on my nerves, btw...I mean who in the history of EVA wants to hear that when they are in the¬†middle of… Continue reading Get OUT of the Valley – LITERALLY

Get Real Series, Top 10

2018 – The Proposed Pattern & Practices

Today is the final blog post in my 4-part, 2018 New Year series. I've covered everything from The Process and¬† The Plan, while admitting The Potential Pitfalls and now The Proposed Pattern & Practices to put in place to help me pull it off. As I've shared, it's going to take work. Planned, diligent work… Continue reading 2018 – The Proposed Pattern & Practices

Confessions, Exposed Series, Top 10

2018 – The Potential Pitfalls

Today is blog post 3 out of 4 in my 2018 New Year series. Starting with "The Process", moving to "The Plan", admitting "The Potential Pitfalls" (cause I know they are coming & want to be prepared) and tomorrow will end with "The Proposed Pattern & Practices" (the action plan & items that will help… Continue reading 2018 – The Potential Pitfalls