How to Comment on Blogs Like a Boss

If you are anything like me, you read other blogs.  A lot of other blogs. If you are anything like me, when you write something, you want to know that it has been read and what people think.  Getting “liked” is great and all, but us bloggers live for the comments you make. If you […]

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Drowning in Guilt

   “You know what happened is not actually your fault, right?” said Beth, my therapist, with eyebrows raised. I couldn’t meet her eyes, instead I stared out of the window at spring’s new leaves dancing along their sturdy branches. *** “Fine.  Have a nice life!” These were his last words before slamming the phone down. […]

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Good Girl

Dear Diary, Mommy finally called the doctor for my ear ouchy.  He made a house call.  This time I took off my clothes like a good girl.  Without complaining. He called me pretty, but my mom didn’t hear him.  No one did. This post won top row seven over at yeahwrite.me. Why don’t you go […]

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Yesterday, I wrote about being raped, today I read this:

This story came up in my news feed this morning after reading the outpouring of support and encouragement from the readers of this blog regarding the story I wrote yesterday about being raped.  This article makes so many excellent points about what it is like to be a female victim of rape.  Please read it: […]

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Screw, the perfect verb

Screw, the perfect verb. Screw the building committee in my head conspiring to take me down. Screw the cap on my enthusiasm that sits there like a judging parent, never letting me feel fully joyful. Screw the idea in my head that I’m lost. Not good enough.  Dull of mind. Screw the fleshy layers of […]

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New Bloggers, take heart

With a backlog of trepidation and a jittery spirit, I entered a writing contest yesterday.  The kind that depends on public voting to win in only 24 hours at yeahwrite.me. Shortly after I entered my post, Love Never Dies, I had a panic attack. My thoughts raced like a caffeinated kindergartener.  What was I thinking?  […]

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So true!

Seek to understand yourself instead!

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Optimism: Not Just Thinking Postively

On days like today, when I’ve tried to write a blog entry at least 10 times, repeatedly backspacing over my words, I think to myself: “I KNEW it!  You suck.  You are not creative or interesting and THIS is why you are depressed.  This is why you can’t get a job or lose weight or […]

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