Veteran Journey

And the mother of the year award goes to………

Posted by on July 25, 2017 at 1:46 am

Today is a day I just feel broken.   Not long ago, my oldest child expressed to me he didn’t want to speak to me and hasn’t in a few months. There are days this fact just weighs heavily on me.  I can’t control his actions, or his opinions. Not only does physical pain wreck […]

Birthday, acknowledgement and acceptance

Posted by on July 16, 2017 at 8:31 pm

My 39th birthday came and went and while it was a fantastic day with lots of love, it was extremely difficult for me to receive all the attention I was given. Over the past few days, I have struggled with tying my success, my failures, my struggles and my constant negativity to how I feel […]

Anxiety and wanting to give up

Posted by on July 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm

It’s always amazing to me how easily the negative soundtrack plays in my mind. Over and over. I actually contemplated not posting any more.  I constantly thought about how other’s may receive this content.  I heard myself speculate “She’s weak”, “Why is she whining?”, “It could be worse you should be grateful”. I recently had […]

My greatest pride and disgust

Posted by on July 9, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Being a Marine Corps veteran is one of my greatest sources of pride.  Yesterday was yet another indicator of my over-commitment due to that pride and fear of disappointing others I care about. We hosted a military care package drive at work to send to troops deployed to Turkey.  Because we had never organized an […]

Relieved and not…..

Posted by on July 8, 2017 at 3:56 am

Today was a doozy. I started out with waking up late and rushing to work due to a rough night’s sleep again. Coffee save me!   I started out the morning attending the Creative Couch session at work.  This is an overview of marketing and sales activity within the company and market. Pretty good information […]

The struggle is real….

Posted by on July 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm

I’ve decided to revive this blog after careful consideration to the state of balance in my life that pushed me to assess how I’m feeling, what I’m doing and where I’m going. My health has generally been declining and the emotional toll of that has been a bit more than I’ve been able to handle. […]