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These boots were made for walking

I never intended to use this pic…     This one is for my girls.  These legs of mine that have carried me through the unimaginable.  The legs that help me stand tall and forge forward no matter my circumstances. … Continue Reading →

Pain is personal

Four years ago I became aware of a local organization fighting against domestic violence called Samaritan House.  I had survived my own traumas in an abusive relationship as many of you know,  and so I accepted the invitation to an… Continue Reading →

Great things I have heard or said or thought or repeated…

When I originally started considering creating this blog it was not to write super lengthy stories.  I mean, I personally do not have time to read the 50 books I have at home let alone the 60-plus-ish blogs I follow,… Continue Reading →

#love_pop Happy Birth-Day little baby blog!

Y’all it has been a year! Well, technically tomorrow is the launch of my first stories, but a year since I sat at my kitchen table and decided to start writing what I was yearning to read.  I opened my… Continue Reading →

I absolutely love this idea, so I am re-blogging it for everyone’s benefit! Promote your blog or website here!

Promote! Promote! Promote! So I found this idea from Dr. Perry’s blog fantastic!  You can read his here, and post there too. Hopefully this will create some positive synergy for our very special blogging community. Let’s make 2018 the year… Continue Reading →

Goal: publish in another magazine… can you help?

  A while back I posted my story about hiking on the Appalachian Trail.  I wrote the piece for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in hopes of being featured in their myATstory journal magazine.  The contest allows submissions from people from… Continue Reading →

Change is good, right?

It has been a trying few months.  Some of it I can discern, some of it is still completely out of my ability to articulate.  Recently, one of the most stressful, heart-wrenching points has been inside of my cozy, loving,… Continue Reading →

Anxiety disorder, as the (dark) fog lifts

Tuesday Night. The fog started to lift.  Just a smidge.  The first sign I could believe in was my appetite coming back.  It is this voracious hunger like I haven’t fed myself in days.  The strength it takes to survive… Continue Reading →

Returning to the beat of my heart on the AT.

  The Appalachian Trail. It has survived.  It gave me the strength to as well.  Saving me in the thick of it, encouraging me when I returned to it.  It is a constant. Reflecting back on all of the trips… Continue Reading →

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