The Stability We Need But Don’t Have

We’ve all been there, done that – with everything. The things we experience in life molds us into who we are today. No matter what we go through, we usually can pick ourselves up, shake it off and move forward.

But some people do not have the ability to pick themselves up and bounce back. They stay in a rut, beat themselves up emotionally and mentally almost to the point where they’ve given up. When you are not mentally and emotionally stable, it leads you down the road to depression, anxiety, isolation, etc. It is a very sensitive subject for most – at least I know it is for me. Talking about it with friends was something I didn’t want to do. But even if you don’t some may notice how different you’ve been, especially if you’ve been isolating yourself or not being your true self when you are around others. It takes a lot of self awareness, strength and courage for you to recognize and know that you need professional help. Not everyone can admit to having depression – but I want you to know that you will be okay. Continue reading

The “Not-So-Perfect” Mom

Since the day Kylie was born, I knew I wouldn’t be the perfect mom. But of course, I would give it my all no matter what.

She is getting ready to turn 4 years old in November and some times I can’t believe it! Yes, I will have a 4 year old! During these last 3.5 years of her life, we have been through a lot – many happy memories to be shared along with a few mishaps and disappointments. Every day, I am reminded of why I wake up each day thankful. She has not only made me stronger as a person, but she has taught me that I will never be the perfect mom. Continue reading

Nice People Finish Last, But Maybe For Better Reasons

I am sure you’ve heard of the saying, “Nice guys finish last.” (or vice versa). But maybe nice people finish last for better reasons.

I’ve thought about this topic a lot, but never really sat down to go into depth with it. I am sure a lot of you who crave for love and attention, cuddly Netflix and chill nights and a few random ice cream dates during the week are always wondering why you are always coming across the wrong people. You do all of the right things when it comes to being a good partner – being loyal, honest, attentive and loving. You take them out on dates and compliment how handsome or beautiful they look every day, you give them your time and attention even when you are busy. But yet, you aren’t getting the same treatment back. Why? Why do I always finish last, you ask. Continue reading