All that I have lost… and all that I have gained

Before for I continue, I just want you dear reader to know that I am not sad, nor depressed. I am just feeling a bit melancholy. Memories light the corners of my mindMisty water-colored memories of the way we wereScattered pictures of the smiles we left behindSmiles we gave to one another for the way … Continue reading All that I have lost… and all that I have gained

Learning to love oneself

I cannot always say that I have loved the person I am. When I was a youngster, I never gave the idea of: “Loving oneself,” much thought. I only wanted to be accepted and fit in. I think most of us kids felt this way. When you’re a kid all you want is to be … Continue reading Learning to love oneself

Somethings one cannot voice or write about

For those readers who write on blogs, have you ever come up with on idea or story for your blog, wrote it down, but never published it? I have. When such occurrences happen, do you consider this omission to publish a detriment to your writing, or a kindness in keeping quiet, very similar to, "A … Continue reading Somethings one cannot voice or write about

My complete coming out story

I've written about parts of this in other posting here on this blog, but I haven't put the whole story together. I first came out to myself where I really admitted to myself that I preferred guys over girls. I hated myself. I tried to pray it away - God, how I tried. I cried … Continue reading My complete coming out story

Depression and life

I just listened to a TEDx talk on suicide and life. Once upon a time, I could not do this. I am told quite often that I am a strong person. They say this because I have dealt with having a disability, so well. And if I am honest, in some ways they are correct. … Continue reading Depression and life

Old Photos, memories and life

My cousin (of all people) sent me a few old photos of her family with my mom, my mom and dad with some of mom's extended family, a picture of me at fourteen, and one of my aunt and her nanny. I don't have many old pictures. I have managed to scrape up a handful … Continue reading Old Photos, memories and life

Pivotal points, forks in the road

I had lunch with two co-workers last Thursday, one was leaving at the end of this week to pursue other avenues, and she wanted to get together before I left on vacation. We got to discussing life, new beginnings and life choices. I told the two younger ladies what I have learned about life changes, … Continue reading Pivotal points, forks in the road