Parallels

“Baby Steps.” “Take it one day at a time.” “Tomorrow is a new day.” Those are phrases that I remember being said often in early treatment a couple years ago.…

Baggage Snagging and Fixing It. 

Taking other people’s baggage and making it my own, then trying to fix them is a complete and utter train wreck, waiting to happen. For me, for them, and for…

Stuck and Unable to Change

“Views change. People change. Experiences require a change of view or conversely, digging one’s heels into the ground, never to move again.” When I was a teenager, I was a…

Time to Resume.

Writing causes a person to slow down, to think about what they are saying, to reflect on what they have said, and be contemplative about what they are going to say in the future.

What Do YOU want?

I have had to grow up, and will continue that growth process until I can’t any longer. I still want the same two things. I want to be healthy. I…

Confidential Confidence

I lacked confidence, in almost everything that I was said to be good at. I lacked confidence in my faith, lacked confidence in my abilities, and lacked confidence in my…

Disillusioned Joker

“All right kids, it’s break time.” These were some of my favorite words in outpatient treatment. It meant that we would keep discussing life, on life’s terms. I met her…