Sharing.

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Writing something like this is hard for me. I keep a lot hidden away. I put on a smile and go about my day. I am pretty optimistic about life these days. But I still have my struggles. Getting them out of my head and into actual words makes the feelings all the more real, and for years I have tried to keep them at bay. I’m learning that is not the way to go about life.

Life is all about feelings, good and bad. You cannot know joy without also knowing sadness or pain.

So for whatever purpose this will serve to me, here goes… Continue reading

A Bump in the Road.

I wrote this while I was at work on Saturday, and it’s something raw and honest that I felt was worth sharing. I have been navigating some unsavory thoughts over the last few days. I am doing my very best to fight back as I certainly don’t want to fall into relapse.

Writing it down, getting it out of my system, and sharing it with othersĀ is a healthy release for me. It’s a positive step in the right direction., and well, that’s pretty marvelous.

Linking up with Katie for another:

I should know better. I absolutely should know better than to step on the scale and allow it to dictate my mood.

Since I have been working out consistently for a month I wanted to see how my progress was coming along. I knew I had already dropped a pound or two, and I was celebrating the little victory along the way. I knew this morning the number was not going to tick down, but I stepped on the scale anyway. Continue reading