Recently I decided to leave Mexico...to go someplace else. Where is not important for this thought process because while, yes, I believe that the decision was based on where I plan to go...it also included me having to leave something behind. I have been in this country for 8 years. I arrived with no real idea of what was in store for me. And trust me, I have always been a bad planner...but the last 8 years took me so far beyond anything I could have ever imagined for myself.
I speak through the perspective of a post-40 year old woman who is not married and has no children. So many of my readers, who may be married/divorced and with children may not resonate with this blog. But let's discuss what happens once we turn 40... Personally, I graduated from college before computers and cell... Continue Reading →
I know...I talk a lot of crap about being able to live your dream...while I'll bet that a few of you don't know what your dream actually is. You might find yourself complaining about your job...your husband...your children...YOUR LIFE. Without considering what you could do to make it better. Many people look at my life... Continue Reading →
We have all made choices in life. They have led us to the lives we lead today. Whatever the reasons we had at the time, they must have been good enough reasons then, based on the lives we were living, to have made the choices we made. When I was 26, I chose to leave... Continue Reading →
Every once in a while, I might see what I imagine to be a happy mother with a beautiful child in stroller or carriage and the thought might cross my mind...wow, that really would have been so cool, to have become a mother. But I'm pretty sure there are a lot more women out there of all ages who look at me and my life who say to themselves, "Shit, I wish I had stayed single so I could have had her life."
Those of you who do not know my "story," I invite you to read my story here to save me from having to repeat it, allowing me to pick up where I am now. And I don't mean to be rude about it, but it has gotten super tiresome for me to keep explaining my... Continue Reading →
I've always been a reader...referring to it as my way to see the world. How else but between pages would I have been able to experience the Civil War alongside Scarlet O'Hara or the Italian Mafia in Sicily with Michael Corleone or the genocide committed in Cambodia during the 1970's...had it not been for the... Continue Reading →
I meet with friends all the time...friends who may seem to be having a tough time at life at the moment. This may be because of a recent breakup or discovery about someone close to them in their lives...a recent failure or mishap that they feel could have been avoided. They may be at a... Continue Reading →
How to change my beliefs... How to erase negative thoughts about myself... What do I consider to be positive reinforcement? What would be a reward for the decisions or the actions I've made or taken? What would that look like? They say that our beliefs are based on rules or examples set for us as... Continue Reading →