I am, however, so grateful for the time I have had. It is a funny thing I guess to eulogize a rat, but when you think of it, in many ways we all go through a “rat” phase in our lives. We find ourselves misunderstood, or encounter those who may not like us because of our looks or beliefs.
In my every optimistic view on life, would it not be great if rather than tearing each other apart for what makes us different, we instead took the time to embrace what makes us the same. Our need to grow, to learn, to have hope in a better tomorrow. Regardless of what “side” of the coin you fall on,I like to think the middle is a much nicer place to meet.
This year has perhaps been one of the hardest of my life. There are days where I miss the old me the one who popped a pill to forget, to function, to get through each day. Then there are days where I am filled with endless optimism and hope. Recovery from any kind of addiction is a life long process. It is the greatest struggle of all, the one you fight within yourself.
I truly encourage each of you to think of your own baby steps. Perhaps you have recently ended a relationship, or started a new job, or have a desire to get fit. Whatever your goal or change in your life is, start each day with one small step. Before long you will find that instead of walking towards your goal, you will be sprinting, and the result at the end of that finish line will be so worth the effort!
I truly encourage you to think of your own small steps. Perhaps you have recently ended a relationship, or started a new job, or have a want to get fit. Whatever your goal or change in your life is, start each day with one small step. Before long you will find that instead of walking towards your goal, you will be sprinting, and the result at the end of that finish line will be so worth the effort!
I do not think I realized until this year just how much good there is in life. It is very easy to get stuck in the mire, and start to sink into that pit called despair when things go wrong and the end is never in sight. It is so difficult at times to stay an optimist when the world seems filled with pessimists. With that said, however, taking the time to think of the things you are thankful for can do wonders to life your spirits, and brighten your outlook and perspective on life.
Living with ADHD is similar to what the Energizer Bunny would probably be like in real life. Always moving and thinking, drifting from one idea, concept, and thought. It is starting 5 projects and completing none. Feeling the need to read 3 books at once. Constantly searching for an off switch that does not exist. This is a small poem that reflects how I feel some days when my thinking is chaotic at best.
In a world where even our televisions boast over 300 channels, shopping for the holidays can take on a competitive sports quality, racing one another to get that last doll or the best deal on the perfect video game. So how in today’s world of never ending choices do we focus on making our kids happy while still teaching them the value of giving back?
There are only 3 things in your life that will ever happen once. You are born. You die. You give away your virginity. 2 are out of your control, 1 is not. How you choose to deal with the one that is in your control will stay with you the rest of your life. It is time to talk about sex and making proactive instead of reactive choices about our sexual health.
When I was younger I always felt invisible. Never quite part of any particular crowd, I drifted here and there, always searching, always wondering what my place was in the grand scheme of things. These are some thoughts on how I felt as a young woman who was very unsure and still figuring out who I would become.