As far back as I can remember, I've gotten anxious if I felt that I would be abandoned. I have no idea why this is. I remember the bus driver forgetting my stop a few times when I was in first grade, and thinking that I would have to live on the bus now, and [...]
I've been on an extended training venture in Austin, Texas since October 29. This is the first time I've had an adventure that took me away for my own career. I was a welding girlfriend, then a welding wife. While it was the hardest thing, it unfortunately turned into the easiest thing. Distance is hard. [...]
One thing I'm really good at is putting myself down. I have so many years of solid experience in this area that I challenge anyone to prove they could be more self-deprecating than I am. You'll lose. Unless, due to my self-loathing, I let you win and then tell myself I couldn't even be good [...]
Living in the moment is great. Except when it sucks and we'd rather not.
We aren't always kind to ourselves. Why not try thinking of all the things we do right?
I don't remember how it hit me, because I'm in my forties now and short-term memory loss is part of my very core, jockeying for dominance in a competitive field that includes doughnut obsession and self-loathing. But it did hit me. A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to my husband about high school [...]
I wish somebody would do something about me. Sound familiar?