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How I Found My Way After A Decade of Floating Adrift

Pingback: https://bysarahwhiley.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/in-the-disconnect/ Daily Prompt: adrift The majority of my twenties was plagued with stress, uncertainty, and a general sense that I was lost at sea, floating adrift into previously uncharted waters. An unpleasant divorce in addition to the first real losses of my life sent me into both a dark hole of isolation and  a tailspin… Continue reading How I Found My Way After A Decade of Floating Adrift

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Man-Made-Magic

The Daily Post Pingback: https://love-it-now.live/2017/05/06/my-promise/   Sunshine floods her no longer dark room, Promising the hope of a new day and Wiping away the safety of sleep.     Fumbling through the fear that every morning delivers, she reaches for the familiar slim bottle at her bedside and Swallows the magic medicine that enables her To… Continue reading Man-Made-Magic

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Anger Boiled Over

I am not afraid; you no longer scare me. Once so terrified of you, I spent hours scouring the Internet desperately trying to find your new address, license plate number, and make and model of your latest car. Not anymore. You've had your way with my emotions for the last time. Though not physically raped,… Continue reading Anger Boiled Over

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Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

Moms, Dads, athletes, professionals, and students are all common ways that people identify themselves. For a period of time during my younger years I identified myself as a Type A Perfectionist. I was born with a plan and goals and nothing was going to stop me from completing my plans and achieving my goals. As time… Continue reading Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

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When the Damage is Done

I hold no ill will and wish you peace. This I have told you time and time again. It seems every time a fair amount of time passes you reappear, just as you did when I was a vulnerable child, unaware of how to protect myself from your absence or your presence. I understand and… Continue reading When the Damage is Done

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Unexpected Roots

Pingback: https://biaatlas.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/inside-not-out/ Throughout my thirty years I have been very privileged to have experienced living in many states across our great nation. My Dad was in the Navy, so we moved every two years when he was re-stationed until he retired from the Service and we returned home. We lived in Arizona and Washington State and… Continue reading Unexpected Roots

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Gray Matters

Pingback: https://movingtowardsthelight.com/2017/04/25/12809/ Alone is how I have come to know myself; my true, intimate self. Alone in my own thoughts, feelings, and skin I am me. Only I know the real me,  just getting acquainted with her. I am complicated; introverted at times, extroverted at others, passionate, loving, loyal, sometimes sad, and often Lonely. A constant companion… Continue reading Gray Matters

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The Forgotten Sleepless Nights

This piece is part of "SoCS" Pingback: https://joannesilvia.com/2017/03/11/short-years-call-for-rain-dancing/   Four consecutive nights have passed and she's still without sleep. In a sleepy haze she manages to nurse the baby, change him, and rock him back to sleep, Only to repeat the same exact cycle a mere two hours later. Day and Night, Night and Day, all… Continue reading The Forgotten Sleepless Nights

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Seeking Advice: How Can I Turn My Passion for Writing/Blogging into a Career? Where to Start?

Hello Fellow Bloggers, Thank you to all of my loyal followers. I love reading your work and I especially love the honest feedback provided by all of you. I've been blogging for a year now and have been published once, last year, on ScaryMommy.com (http://www.scarymommy.com/infertility-after-first-child/). Receiving the news that I would be published was one… Continue reading Seeking Advice: How Can I Turn My Passion for Writing/Blogging into a Career? Where to Start?