Hello World!

This website is in its infancy, but I hope to bring some inspiring true stories, along with a parable or two or ten. Please be patient while this site is under construction. What I hope to convey through this medium is a safe space to share my experiences in life and what lead me up…

Your Job is Not Your Work

Photo by Ibrahim Boran from Pexels I get asked by a lot of people about my occupation. When I tell them that I work in a restaurant and I fold linen most people are shocked. I have a lot of knowledge and professional skills in many areas and I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. "Why?" So…

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Insecurity v. Awareness: Who Won?

Photo by: Matthew Henry Today I am just going to write a quick journal about what happened to me this morning. Lately, I have been getting really bad tension headaches and it has been making it difficult for me to write. So, recently I started taking a medication to help with these headaches, however, they can…

When Should You Become a Parent?

Is there ever a right time? This was a question that my son recently asked me. Some people think it is better to have kids when you are young so you have the energy, or so that you can enjoy your older years, or so you can be young enough to be able to enjoy…

Breaking the Trauma Bond

Photo by Isabella Mariana Why do I have to hurt you so bad that you get to walk away feeling like the victim? When the truth is I was just to weak, to afraid, to use to being treated so badly. Why do I lack the courage to let you go, even when I know…

Daughters and Fathers

I will never forget when custody battles began over my daughter. Her father was emotionally and physically abusive towards me and my son (my son has a different father), but when it came to our daughter, he seemed to completely adore her. He seemed like he genuinely loved her and wanted to be in her…

A Lost Innocence

Who Can Relate? As a child you want to be creative, carefree, without rules. Play, have fun, and do what ever pleases you in the moment. At some point, life steps in an creates all these rules you must follow. Some are easy, most don’t make sense. Some children want to be grown ups and…

Life Lessons

Oftentimes things happen to us and we don't understand why it had to happen. Why me? Why did this have to happen? What did I do to deserve this? Life can really hurt sometimes and even become crippling. Many believe that everything in life happens for a reason. This is true in the sense that…

Is this reality?

There came a point in my life when I started to see patterns in behaviors of others, and a long time later, eventually myself. I started to question why I would do certain things even though I knew I would regret my actions later. The more I took a step back and started observing my…