I’ve been at this blogging thing for quite some time. It took me awhile to get into a habit of consistently posting and once I did, other bloggers started to find me. I think it’s one thing to have a few readers come by and hit the LIKE button at the bottom of your posts. It’s another thing completely to finally come to terms with what this blog is really about … My Journey to Live an Authentic Life.
The authentic blogs posts are finally starting to come out and I’m finally able to start sharing my story. I feel a bit nervous putting this all out there for you. My greatest fear is that people will judge me. You’ll read my posts and think why didn’t you leave your marriage sooner? Why do you spend so much time working instead of being with your son? I fear you’ll put a label on me as a single mom and never see past what that term represents.
This past year, my writing has moved me outside my confort zone. I’ve admitted to some truths that might stir up emotions in others. I found I was really truly able to say what I needed to write and not what I thought others wanted me to say. And with this story-telling, I find myself evoloving through my fears. At times, I even feel a sense of peace.
So this is it folks … the Journey that began with a few brave blog posts. Below are my Transformation Moments. Click on the links to view the rest of the blog posts. I hope this helps someone else out there share your story or at least to let you know that you are not alone.
It’s Not Me, It’s You – But that was the old Me. The new Me turned this around pretty quickly. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t just drop this and move on. I had many conversations in my head to work this out and I realized it came down to one simple word: Forgiveness. (read more)
Am I Doing Enough? – I ask myself that question all the time, ‘Am I doing enough for my son Jake?’ I can go a whole day of living in busy crazytown and not once think about any of those kinds of things but then night time comes. And so do the questions. (read more)
He’s been asking questions lately – Questions a young boy his age shouldn’t be asking. Questions that require a grownup answer a young boy wouldn’t understand. He wants to know about the divorce. (read more)
Once upon a time – Once upon a time in a land not too far from here, lived a fair maiden. She lived a happy and content life with lots of friends and a great job. One day while working at the maiden’s office, a King showed up and asked her out to a night at the local pub. The King and maiden began dating. Like most Kings, he made many promises to her about how she would one day be the Queen of his kingdom and how he would keep her safe from dragons, evil witches and all the other nasty things that go bump in the night. (read more)
There I Stood – Everyone has those moments in their lives where they remember every detail, every word spoken, every feeling moving through their body. Those moments turn into a story that’s told and retold. With each retelling, we relive those emotions as if it just happened yesterday. This is my moment that became my story. (read more)
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