Anxiety & Depression, Divorce

One Flawsome Momma: Identity Crisis

After my separation, I realized that I had alienated myself from relationships FOR me.  I also realized that I alienated myself from experiences FOR me.  If I wanted to go somewhere or do something and it wasn’t kosher to HIM, then I didn’t do it.  I felt like as a family unit we had to do …

Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: Giggles and Gossip

I’ll be honest.  I’m terrible at hosting sleepovers for my daughter.  “We’ll get them together next weekend.  Wait, she’s at her dad’s next weekend, how about the weekend after?”  Scheduling it is the hardest part. Then: who picks them up, who drops them off, should I clean the house first even though I know it’ll …

Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: “I can do it my way, Momma. Watch!”

When my daughter was little, we would play or relax and then followed a nightly routine of bath, bed, book, snuggles, conversation, and sleep.  These were the days!! Fast forward a few years. Projects.  Homework.  EOGs.  Letter Grades.  3rd Grade has been a difficult transition for my daughter and I.  All of a sudden our …

Anxiety & Depression, Divorce

Divorce: From Fear to Inspiration

Inspired.  It’s been a long time since I truly felt it to my core.  Waking up with purpose.  Killing it during the day.  Staying up late to complete a project, or research, or write verses staying up late ridden with anxiety and depression and fear.  Today, I felt it.  Truly.  Inspired by my work.  Inspired …

Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: Perfection Impedes Acceptance

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I wanted to be the perfect mother.  I spent the first few years hurrying milestones – because if you’ve ever sat around a table with new moms, or old moms, or really ANY MOMS – that’s what the fuss is all about.  “Can you believe my …

Nursing

Assisted Living Nurse: When a Job Becomes a Calling

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”- Confucius In all honesty, I believed this to be a load of crap for many years.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love being a nurse.  The greatest part about it has been it’s versatility.  I have worked in …

Anxiety & Depression, Inspirational

Fuck Stagnancy, Embrace Progression

Here’s the deal.  It’s that special time of year where the nostalgia of Christmas has worn off and the New Year is approaching.  It’s the time of year where we reflect: then decide that resolutions are utter bullshit, or commit to changing every aspect of our lives.  I’m pretty sure this is the “black or …