Category Archive: self-reflection

May 01

It’s Moving Day!

moving day

What’s the big deal about me buying a house? 1. It’s a big deal. 2. It was really hard for me. 3. Seven years ago I was homeless. The only roof over my head was the roof of a car that I was trying to keep from being repossessed. It was around the time that …

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Jul 04

My Personal Independence: My New Year

“The Law of Order exists when the observing mind can accept what is, regardless of the appearance of chaos.” Reflection: As I embark upon MY new year, my birthday, I can only reflect on how thankful I am to be here. This is the time of year when I typically have my annual exam and …

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Jun 03

Pilfered Happiness


FEAR: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. synonyms: terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress; anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, nervousness, nerves, perturbation, foreboding; the creeps, the shivers, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, jitteriness, twitchiness, …

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Apr 16

6 Years Ago Today…

Six years ago today, I wrote She’s Still A Queen. (I only knew that because of the TimeHop app, so this particular writing wasn’t planned and I should be on my way to work right now.) Only a handful of people knew that She’s Still A Queen is about me. When I wrote it, although I was deeply …

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Apr 22

Experience Is A Hard Teacher


I’ve always said that I have no patience for adults. That’s because I truly believe that most adults should have a certain level of understanding and accountability. I am now aware that my views and feelings about this will continue to cause me a little anguish. The truth of it is that all adults don’t …

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Aug 24

Tonya B. aka Mt. St. Helens

Mount St. Helens

Last night was the first night in several weeks that I was able to sleep. I went to sleep before midnight and I was able to sleep for more than 6 hours. 5 hours is the norm anyway, so 6 was like winning the lotto. Why did I sleep? I removed a stressor. Then I …

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