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Turning 50

Turning 50 was traumatic! Throughout the years I have had a lot of depression and anxiety. I have made more than my share of mistakes. When I turned 30 I got pretty depressed but then I had a nice party and I realized that 30 was just a number and it didn’t bother me after the day passed. Turning 40 didn’t bother me a bit. I thought I was past birthdays shaking me up. But when I was staring down 50 I didn’t deal so well. I was sad that I had wasted so much of my life. It...

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My Advice for a Young Person

My advice for a young person would be to slow down. Especially if you feel like you didn’t have the most supportive home life then you are probably looking for love, safety and belonging in all of the wrong places. I know that I was. Take time to know and learn to like yourself. I do believe that a lot of young people get to try things and explore new hobbies and ideas but a lot of people don’t get that opportunity. Once you are able, make sure to do that. There are a lot of things in life that can bring hours of pleasure and learning and they don’t cost a lot. Take time to think about what you really like rather than just going along with what others want just to make them happy. Do you like scary movies or prefer romance? Do you love classical music or are you more of a metal head? Does spirituality call to you and if it does then how does that express itself with you. Once you sort some of this stuff out make time for the things that you love. Don’t let them fall by the wayside. Find people that you care about and respect and build a support network. If you were raised in a dysfunctional home chances are you have experienced a lot of isolation. While that...

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Sharing the Love, Hope and Inspiration

I started this blog a few months ago with the goal of sharing love, hope and inspiration but I didn’t know where to start. I recently was invited to a writers group and I think that this may help give me a bit of direction and I am excited about that. This particular group allows members to post 3 times a week and then we look at each others posts and comment and the goal is-to share love, hope and inspiration! This seems like a perfect fit to me. I am new to the group and haven’t yet read other peoples posts so I hope that I fit in there. Sometimes when people are trying to share hope and inspiration people talk all about the good things in life and that is great. In the past when I was going through some hard times though, seeing other peoples happy, hopeful posts would frustrate me because my life was in such a crappy place. To share some of my hope and inspiration today, I would like to introduce myself and some of the things that I have gone through. My name is Sabra and I am 53. I got married young, had babies young and didn’t have family or friends for support. I was from a dysfunctional family and had never cared for children before so the entire thing was...

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Facing Fear

Fear Its a strange thing. I spent a lot of my life thinking of myself as a badass. A mover and a shaker. What I am coming to believe is that those things were a big cover for a lot of fear. Once I realized I had so much fear then I notice it in a lot of places. This blog is one of them. Its funny because I have one person that even knows about this blog but I hesitate to write for fear of what people will think. How will I be judged. Will people assume I am exaggerating or trying to get attention? I worked for years of my life building up a wall-one that allowed me to think that I don’t give a shit what people think of me. Yeah, sure. Maybe that is why I have myself so isolated that I rarely leave my home or interact with others. I suppose the exact opposite is true. I care. I care way too much. So part of my plan is to be authentic here and to share. I want to share progress and success but to keep it real I also have to share some of the harder things. One of the things that scares me is if people that know me say “That isn’t how things were”. For example, my mom and I didn’t...

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