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30 Miles

Tonight I want to get vulnerable with myself. I want to examine reality and determine what parts of it aren’t real.  And since it’s part of my story, I think it’s important to share it all with you. I consider myself a writer. It’s something that I feel proud of myself as. But I’m not… Continue reading 30 Miles

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The Apology That Never Came

I was a hot head for a long time growing up. I think it had a lot to do with the resentment and uncertainty I had in the relationship I had (or lacked) with my mom. I often got in trouble well into my junior high years for hitting my siblings. I was angry and… Continue reading The Apology That Never Came

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Did you know? Or did you just not care?

Mom, You've read my words on this blog and I've tried to explain the anger from my side, but I still have received no real apology or any comfort from the idea that you may be remorseful. Did you know that in three instances the way I found out you were going back to prison… Continue reading Did you know? Or did you just not care?

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Forgiveness After Pain

I’ve been struggling to come up with new content lately, I won’t lie. I was sitting at work one day and the urge to write about this suddenly came to me. I immediately flipped to the very back of my work notebook to jot down some thoughts on what forgiveness after pain means to me.… Continue reading Forgiveness After Pain

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Even through addiction, there is still so much to be thankful for

I would like to consider myself an expert when it comes to experience as a victim of addiction. Not that I am the addict, but I am the victim of guilt, anger, embarrassment, and shame. All of these feelings I have experienced solely because of the addiction of someone else. I don’t always think that’s… Continue reading Even through addiction, there is still so much to be thankful for

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Drug Courts & A Failed F*cking System

I wrote a few weeks back that my mom was getting out of jail and going to rehab. I was excited, but I tried hiding it. Part of me knew something was going to fall out. The thing about hope is that even though you can prepare yourself to be let down, you can’t prepare… Continue reading Drug Courts & A Failed F*cking System