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It’s Just Me… Holly Chamberlain’s blog chronicles her journey from the most horrific moment in her life to present day. As she crawls her way through her grief, she utilizes humor and raw emotion to write about her challenges, struggles, fears and hopes. The blog began as a way to express her private thoughts with a few close friends but it has evolved into something quite different.  Holly’s blog has been shared with thousands of people, some of whom are living a similar story. Holly’s vulnerability gives others permission to be vulnerable. She is irreverent at times, yet still full of faith and hope. She is honest, blunt, and spares no intimate detail.

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i was drowning

If a man is poisoned and dying in a restaurant, he won’t sit quietly in the corner of the room. He won’t modestly put his head down while the poison overtakes and kills him. He’ll sputter and froth at the … Read on…

i got him back

Today I dreamed of him… I saw his face. I saw him smile at me. I spoke with him and soaked up the goodness of him. I wanted to share him with the world, to tell everyone he was back. … Read on…

the replacements

This morning, a friend wrote a very vulnerable, broken post on Facebook. She has recently been diagnosed with cancer and every doctor’s appointment reveals more and more terrifying news. She has the bravest faces I’ve ever seen. She has one … Read on…

the butterflies

For all the kiddos heading back to school, this post is for you. Feel those butterflies in your stomach? Use them. Those butterflies are energy just waiting to be applied. You can put them to good work today as you … Read on…

everything.

I heard an amazing song by Alanis Morissette today and was so struck by the lyrics that I immediately downloaded it and played it on repeat for the next hour. I love to dissect the lyrics to really hear what … Read on…