I'm a somewhat single mother of 2 boys. 3, if you count my husband. Born and raised in Texas. I love anything with food, diy, love & relationships... I've been there and done that on so many topics :)
Statistics... Are they correct or are they just a guess based on some guy that has a degree in accounting and predictions? Who knows, right? Well in this case, from the photo above, it's facts, proven on things that have happened and that are continuing to happen. Sexual abuse is something that gets pushed under the rug often. We need to address it. Once it's addressed, go to the source and get that issue out in the open. There is nothing like public humiliation. Let's get into what it's like to be a victim.
Travel the Small Towns
You have to learn how to step into the world of living in small town every now and then. This is a story about a small town in East Texas called Lufkin. It is seated in Angelina County. You don't hear about it much unless you are looking at the NFL draft or something, because Lufkin can produce some really good football players. It's a small town North of Houston and South of Dallas. Lufkin is that perfect small middle ground of a town. It offers everything you need, to be honest. Shopping, downtown shopping centers, and even things like a Walmart and Sam's Club (Sam's is like a Costco, for those who don't know). This small town is less than 30 minutes away from Nacogdoches. It's called the oldest town in Texas. However, Lufkin has so much to offer. The downtown scene is far from small. You've got shops that offer anything from antiques, to coffee, wine, and other things like personalized shirts and Yeti cups. Believe me, somehow that is still a big thing here in Texas. There is a coffee shop called Standpipe Coffee House. It gives you that great hole-in-the-wall shop feeling, but it really opens up once you get inside. It also offers some outdoor seating around the doors. The area plays a local radio station through the streets so while you do a little shopping and walking around, you get to enjoy some tunes as well. Also, if you like wine and flatbread meals, you should try out Restoration Wine Bar. On Saturday they offer $3 Sangria—house-made Sangria, at that! It's amazing! I'm not a big wine drinker, but it's so smooth with the perfect sweet taste from the orange slice. You can tell it was made fresh that morning and chilled just in time to open the doors. Lufkin offers so much more. It's very historic in its own way.
For All the Good Times
Where do I start? I’ve been in a relationship now for going on 4 years. As a matter of fact, it will make four years in March. We’ve had our issues, believe me, we’ve had our share but it’s looking like we just might make it through this time together. The reason why I say just might make it is this.
Silence is Golden
You know how some things are just better left unsaid. Regardless if you have something on someone that could be a big deal or whatever... some things are meant to stay in the past period. There shouldn't be any future conversations about anything at all. So this is a little story on something that happened in my personal life about a year ago... maybe a little closer to two years.