• Happiness,  Life

    The Art of Stepping Back From Your Problems

    In 2011 I achieved the dream of being a stay-at-home single mother for my daughter. I had managed to build a successful writing business that supported us for several years. Then Life happened and the Internet changed. I saw my book royalties dropping and couldn’t think of a way to fix it due to the panic I felt since it…

  • Life

    Reviewing the Past

    Every day I make it a point to restore at least one of the older posts that I had to delete several years ago. The post I restored today had to deal with relationships. I really wanted a relationship back then. It’s amazing to see how much I’ve changed in just a decade. I couldn’t help but chuckle as I…

  • Holidays

    Spinster

    Valentine’s Day means that all of the lovely people around me will be focused on romance. As a cashier and a single mother, this means that the volume of questions will increase. My regulars have gotten so close to me that they feel completely comfortable asking questions that many would consider rude. “Are you married?” No. “Do you have a…

  • Decluttering,  Happiness,  Minimalism

    Minimizing Relationship Stress

    It’s painful to watch friends self-destruct, to watch them slide down the slippery slope of insanity. It’s like watching a train wreck in slow motion. You’re unable to turn away. You reach out your hand, only to have it slapped away time and again. Either they realize they are slipping and don’t care, or they’re enjoying the ride. Regardless, you…

  • Law of Attraction,  Life

    Relationship Epiphany

    It has just occurred to me that perhaps I am resisting the happy relationship I could be having. I talk about being lonely, and make plans for spending the rest of my life alone, yet part of me wonders if I really want to be alone. I want happiness.  I am going to stop and ask for a lead for…

  • Law of Attraction,  Personal

    The perfect person

    I have put in the hands of Attraction that I would like to meet the person who is the one for me. Within days my ex-boyfriend came back in my life, and has been coming over quite regularly. This was quite surprising. While I do not know if he is the one that is meant for me, I do know…

  • Personal

    Gold in the Stream

    We have to sift through a lot of sand to find the gold within the stream. Sometimes we think we find it, only to analyze and discover it is not the real thing. What do we do at that point? Do we accept what is in our possession, or do we keep searching for the real thing? Do we settle…

  • Personal

    Cheap Therapy

    Okay, it is time to make this blog pay for itself in the form of cheap therapy. Seems here lately every single female friend I have is having relationship troubles, and it reminds me of a person I used to be close to. Years ago, we used to be best friends. He would come over and visit every chance he…