Today for the first time publicly, I want to explain the ins and outs of this name change and why I finally felt ready to.
This summer I found a carpenter bee drowning in a cheap blow-up pool we'd temporarily set up on our back carport for our kiddo. I stood a moment watching it trying desperately to do anything at all to survive, but out in the middle of the pool with nothing to latch onto, it was going … Continue reading You Matter, Little Bee
A deep, longing rain washed over the valley today. It pushed leaves from trees and swept them down sidewalks in little rushing rivers that eventually led to gutters, no doubt hiding nothing more than debris and Halloween candy wrappers. It's a heavy rain. There is no wind, no thunder, just the constant trickling down my … Continue reading We Needed The Rain
One of my favorite things about myself is my eagerness to listen. I am an empath, through and through. I love this about myself and I have absolutely no qualms with claiming this because it has taken years of hard soul work to become a good listener. And I'm nowhere near done doing that work, … Continue reading I’m An Empath, But I Will Not Beg You To Talk To Me
It's taken me years to work out what to call what happened that night. For the first five years it was "consensual". I told myself that because I didn't understand that sexual assault and sexual harrassment are nuanced. The first 25 years of my life I'd been taught that rape and sexual assault only happened … Continue reading My Sexual Assault – The Truth & Why I Didn’t Report
Today is the two year anniversary of my mother's passing. Leading up to her death-iversary is always difficult. It was made even more difficult by the fight we had with Virginia the last few weeks. I felt like I barely had time to prepare my heart for the incoming surge of grief. I had to … Continue reading I’m Not Sorry
Tackling an important task that makes me feel better about myself! Time for another Self Care Sunday! This time it's all about keeping my car clean!