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

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

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

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

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?

When Home Changes

Pingback: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/discover-challenges/finding-your-place/ A July Sunset as Seen from Mystic, CT Born, raised, and educated in Boston I have always considered myself a true Bostonian. I love all things Boston; the excitement of the city, the abundance of culture found in countless museums, the access to the best medical care and education in the country, and the … Continue reading When Home Changes

Learning to Overcome

Pingback: https://tomboyforlife.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/always-in-doubt/ The Daily Post: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/doubt/ During my thirty-three years of living, doubt and I have become closer companions than I care to acknowledge. Never one to make a clear, executive, or precise decision, I have long been plagued by doubt and second guessing myself. As a student I anxiously worried if my school work was good enough. … Continue reading Learning to Overcome

My Legacy

I've recently devoured the first season of Amazon's new series, " Z: The Beginning of Everything." I finished the season in one day ,(okay, I admit it, I spent the day bingeing), and was inspired to order the book, authored by Therese Anne Fowler, that the series is based on. Watching the show's portrayal of Zelda … Continue reading My Legacy

Comfort in Solitude

  As the sun shines brightly, the birds chirp happily, and everyone seems bright-eyed, and, ready to face the day that awaits them. Not me thought. Immediately upon the dreaded alarm clock going off, I pull my down comforter over my head, desperately attempting the alarm clock to grant me just one more moment of solitude. Immediately paralyzed with both … Continue reading Comfort in Solitude