"I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me. They, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could." Veronica Roth, Allegiant A Keeping It Real Post When your husband dies, he takes part of you with him. I'm not … [Read more...] about Widowhood Stole My Identity. I’m Throwing Off the Shackles and Taking It Back.
Reckless Truth Telling
"What I love best about Christmas is how you made me love it again. I went from hating it, to it being my favorite. You did that. You and your mom. I didn't think that was possible. You're like f*ng Christmas elves. For f* sake, I'm wearing GD Christmas jammies and … [Read more...] about Bring On The Holidays
Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony. ~Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet A Keeping It Real Post Thanks for all the positive comments and feedback from last week's post. It's a tough topic, for sure. This is Part … [Read more...] about Only The Lonely – Part 2 of the Inherent Loneliness of Widowhood
A Keeping It Real Post "He said anything worth doing should scare you a little, and that some of the greatest stories began with a journey.” Mindy Mejia, Everything You Want Me to Be In my last post I described how men who date Widows are brave. Today's post describes the … [Read more...] about Dating Is Scary for a W (Widows and Dating Part 3)
“...sometimes I get tired. Sometimes I get bored. And sometimes all I want, more than anything else in the world, is to go on a freaking date.” Kiersten White, Paranormalcy A Keeping It Real Post This post is part of a series from a special topic request. Not gonna lie, it … [Read more...] about What You Can Learn From a 16 Year Old (Widows and Dating Part 2)
A What Not To Say Post This topic has come up as a special request more than once over the last year. And I know I promised this a while back, and I've been dragging my feet long enough. So here is the first installment in a series of posts on Widows and dating, born out of … [Read more...] about When Your W Starts Dating (Widows and Dating Part 1)