WOW. oh wow. This is me, oh my gosh. This is me to a tee. Thank you for bringing this to my awareness because now I can work on moving on from here! And go you, this is a hard place to untangle yourself from and look at you!
Thanks for sharing. I’m glad your mom is slowly figuring things out. Ooof, I totally feel you on the ‘you-cant-do-something-well-because- you’re-lazy’ bit. I’m glad you don’t believe this anymore. Can I just say that it is beautiful that you BOTH make a genuine effort to tolerate each other’s differences? I’m moved by…
It makes me so happy to read about such a loving bond between your mother and you. And I LOVE that she didn’t drink the mommy-culture kool aid that demands women de-self themselves and only have the identity of ‘mom’ once they have children. What a great example for you to grow up around!
Glad you have found some peace, Edie. You give me some empathy for my mom too, because it reminds me that she didn’t really have healthy examples of communication either. Thanks so much for sharing.
Oh, Violet. Thank you. Reading this just made me dissolve into a puddle of tears. Your insight is healing for me. You are on the nose here, about her not being able to give me what she didn’t have, which does make me very sad. I also realized that feeling anger, especially towards my mother, (I was definitely raised…
You are right. This is a beneficial mantra to adopt. Thank you <3
Sounds very mysterious, what is room 23 and what woman was being it? I'm intrigued!
Wow, thanks for sharing. I’m so sorry you had to grow up with mom# 2, and hope you are gettint all the love now that you didn’t then. It’s difficult to understand how some people can be so...awful. Especially to a child. I really commend you on doing the hard work do maintaining your own identity while having a…
This is infuriating and evil. I just cannot believe how unapologetically cruel and evil this administration is...
I didn’t realize the cut did limits now!
Somehow I haven’t been heard about this story and am so horrified. What unimaginable trauma, and knowing she lost her parents, and saw it happen in such a brutal fashion makes me cry. All peace and healing to this incredible young girl.
DUDE. WATCH DR.DRAY! Youtube. She is a no-nonsense dermatologist, and I switched from the fancy-ish products to the simple things she recommends. The most essential thing I’ve realized for my face products is NO fragrance whatsoever, nothing with citrus extract or orange peel or lavender. I’ve way simplified my…
Was it the best meal of his life?
your hubby roomed with Creed Bratton from the Office?
I got a full refund for the trip
All the best to you! I want to recommend a couple of books that have really helped transform how I struggle with habits. 1) atomic habits by James Clear. Super simple, illuminating, easy to apply right away. 2) the power do habit by Charles Duhigg. They empower and give you hope and so much knowledge!
Daryl bereft of his mustache makes me feel wistful. He looks so odd without it!
Gorgeous! Do you have to bleach your hair to white to make the colors show? Is there hope for black tresses to become colorful without stripping or bleaching?
Thank you Jesus!!