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Author: its just me

Driving home from the movies yesterday, I began to cry. It wasn’t the movie; it was the moment. The season. The sadness. The overwhelming loneliness. I used to fight the tears. I’d try to hold them in, toughen up, shake off the cloud as it moved over me. I soon...

Sitting in the Martins' kitchen on Thanksgiving Day, thinking about all of the things I am grateful for… well, actually, that’s not entirely accurate. I’m thinking of the things that make me laugh. I’m thinking of the things that make me wistful, misty-eyed, sentimental too. I’m marinating in memories and...

I find myself on a plane quite often these days, which thrills my heart to no end. I’ve been making my escape ever since I was a little girl. Open door? I’m going through it. Open window? I’ll press myself up against the screen. I want out. I want to...

As of mid-August 2015, there have been 15 teenage suicide deaths in Clark County, Nevada. Fifteen! In ALL of 2014, there were fifteen teen suicides here. It is shocking to learn that we reached that number in 2015 before school had even started. This is just the county where the aMasongrace...

As other mothers sent their kiddos off to the first day of school today, I made my way to the place where my son died. I haven’t been there since Mason took his own life. I couldn’t go, couldn’t be there, couldn’t see where our lives ended. Until today. My friend’s...

I’ve been on a purge bender lately and I’ve never felt more clarity. Bags and bags of trash, gone. Trunk loads of donations for the Goodwill, delivered. It’s a cleanse of epic proportions and I’m really enjoying myself. Something clicked for me recently and I’m following the prompt to a...

My heart has heard the call of the Camino and I am responding. Today, I leave for the big walk, the ‘Camino de Santiago,’ beginning in Leon, Spain. I am carrying my belongings on my back and braving the trail, hoping for some clarity, some peace, and some great pictures. A...

Sometimes we find ourselves in a tough moment. Maybe we created it; maybe it was imposed upon us. Either way, it’s a bad one. We all have bad moments. Sad moments. Scary moments. Sometimes we land in a good moment. A great moment. A lovely one, a happy one. Moments. Our...

Showering has become an issue again. I just cannot force myself to do it regularly. It’s strange how things that were such a high priority once upon a time have become such an unbearable chore. For a year, I wrote and wrote and wrote. I wrote about my feelings, my...

A friend of mine calls it itchy feet… that feeling he gets when it’s time to go Walkabout. It’s a restlessness that begins in the heart and metastasizes throughout the soul. A niggling thought that if left ignored, can become a major distraction. I have itchy feet! I have a...