This title doesn’t exactly capture the sentiment of this article, so let me clarify. I’m going to share specifically about three things I used to feel sorry for myself about as a single woman, but no longer attach a sad story to. Now, they’re just things that have nothing to do with me being single. Trust me, you’ll understand more once I get going. Continue reading 3 WAYS I’VE TRIUMPHED AS A SINGLE WOMAN
I treat this podcast episode as a space of semi-guilty confession, and admit to the things I reach for when I’m feeling empty and depleted. I think we all feel empty at times, and sometimes it’s easier to reach for something soothing than it is to just sit with the uncomfortable feelings. But right now I’m trying to do better. This episode is an invitation to join me in the human admittance of this very normal behavior, and to also perhaps try to just sit a bit longer in the discomfort, in order to stretch those spiritual muscles. It’s a practice, and we’re not seeking perfection here! Continue reading WHAT DO YOU REACH FOR WHEN YOU’RE FEELING EMPTY?
I just wanted to do an update post for all of my lovely and devoted followers. In case you were wondering where I’ve been and why I haven’t been posting on my usual twice-a-week schedule. And if you didn’t even notice I was gone, that’s okay too! Either way, I know it’s been a minute since I blogged, and I wanted to offer an explanation as to why, if I can even explain it myself. At the very least, I will share with you what I’ve been up to over the last few weeks! Continue reading I KNOW IT’S BEEN A MINUTE SINCE I BLOGGED
Over the weekend, I had a dating potential go south, and I’m super bummed. This time, it wasn’t too terrible. He was so nice, and was so honest and up front about himself. And he essentially realized he wasn’t as ready to date as he thought he was, and decided to take a break to work on himself. I mean, I get it, I really do. But damn, I REALLY liked him. Granted, we only had two dates. But wow, dating him made me realize I need to raise my bar a bit. Because he’s the first guy I’ve dated in a really long time who I actually liked. And who I was insanely attracted to. And dating is so much more fun when you’re into it. However, dating disappointments hurt that much more when you really like the person. But, I suppose it’s a risk I’m willing to take on my quest for love. Continue reading DATING DISAPPOINTMENTS ARE FORCING ME TO BECOME MORE ZEN
In this podcast episode, I share about my experience with recently committing a bit deeper to my meditation practice. I really only meditate for 6 minutes every evening! And how this devotion has been helping with my fear and anxiety, as well as handling disappointments in life that may have otherwise sent me spiraling. Continue reading MY LIFE IS A MEDITATION RIGHT NOW
I just came from the drug store. Because ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, which protected a woman’s right to getting an abortion, I’ve been petrified. And even though I’m not currently sexually active, I’m doing my damndest to become sexually active again! And I’m still in my childbearing years, even though I’m 42. So, I thought it would be smart to purchase some Plan B to have on hand, JUST IN CASE. Because it’s not looking good for Pennsylvania in terms of abortion rights and where PA will land with their laws. And I just had to pay $50 FUCKING DOLLARS for one package of this. For one pill! And this my friends, is an example of the pink tax. Continue reading DOES EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THE PINK TAX?
This is the second post in my “The Story Of My Mother” series. And even though in my first post, I declared my intention to keep this series chronological, I’m already straying here. It’s just too impossible to share about my mother in any linear way. So I’m going to lean into the organic flow, and share some details with you about her zany personality in this post. Continue reading MY ZANY MOTHER VALUED FUN AND NEVER GIVE AF
I was trying to think of the last time I was this stressed out in life. And I concluded that the last time I felt this way was in March of 2020. Now, I know for most of us, March 2020, was when much of the world started to go into Covid-19 lockdown. However, there were so many other crazy things going on in my life at that time, that the lockdown just added to the already existing insanity. And I feel like that’s what’s happening now. For me, I can handle stressful situations as long as the rest of my life is pretty okay. But when multiple stressors come together all at once, it’s too much for me, and I just kind of can’t handle things. Continue reading I’M ALMOST NEVER STRESSED, BUT I HAVE BEEN LATELY
I’m tired of talking about sad and political things that just piss me off. So, I’m not going to say a word about any of it. And if you are interested in reading more about my take on the bullshit happening at the moment, you can read my post, “I’ve Never Been Afraid To Be In This Country Before, But I Am Now.” Because really, I just want to laugh and cheer myself up. It’s good to sink into the darkness, it really is. It’s needed right now, in order to feel all of your feelings. However, you gotta keep it moving, and you gotta laugh in order to stay afloat. This isn’t toxic optimism I don’t think. Instead, this is about survival and resilience. So, without further ado, I’m presenting to you the 5 things that are making me laugh instead of cry right now. Continue reading 3 THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME LAUGH INSTEAD OF CRY RIGHT NOW
Let me start off by saying that I acknowledge that this blog post title is coming from a place of EXTREME white, female, cisgender privilege. And I’m not going to apologize for that or get any further into that. Because I can’t help where, how, and under what circumstances I came into this world. And neither can you. We work with what we have. And I also think that in light of the recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade, it’s not helpful to blame or bash other women, or men, or races, or classes, for what has happened. Even if certain races, classes, and genders are to blame. Instead, I think it’s time for the sane and kind human beings of this country to come together and protect one another. Because I’m really very afraid to be in this country right now. And I think the people with their souls still in tact need to stick together. Continue reading I’VE NEVER BEEN AFRAID TO BE IN THIS COUNTRY BEFORE, BUT I AM NOW