Depression Sucks

Did you catch that? Yeah? I’ll say it again….depression sucks. I can’t really say that I “suffer from” depression. I watched my mother struggle with anxiety and depression caused by a chemical/hormonal imbalance, while we were growing up. I’ve never experienced that, and would never want to. It broke my heart watching the pain she…

Dreams

I had a bad dream. One that put me back in the hands of my abuser. The fine details are no longer there, but the feeling is familiar. I tried to fall back asleep, but as your mind tries to drift off, it runs down a rabbit hole and before you know, there is no…

Warning Signs from the Fast Lane

{Book Excerpt from Coffee, God, and Gardening} **The following post depicts acts of verbal and physical abuse that could possibly be a trigger for some people** Friday‚Äôs date went off without a hitch, or so it seemed. She was surprised that he seemed like a perfect gentleman. Most guys that she dated were nice, but…

The Calm Before the Storm

{Book Excerpt from Coffee, God, and Gardening} She had honestly forgotten about him by the following morning. It was just a normal Sunday morning, as far as she was concerned. Her apartment had a massive kitchen window where she could step right out onto the fire escape. The early September sun was bright and her…

Begin at the Beginning

{Book Excerpt from Coffee, God, and Gardening} She laid on the bed wondering where it all went wrong. A leftover tear rolled down her cheek and soaked into the quilt. She took a deep breath, with a slight hitch. She sounded like one of her toddlers, after settling from a bad tantrum. She wasn’t an…