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An Open Letter To My Mom
Dear mom, When I was born, you kept it no secret that I was not planned. That I was not a good pregnancy, and very few people were happy to know I was coming. My father, who has since turned his life around, was the least happy of all. You knew, though, that I was meant to be here for some wild reason, so you fought to have me. Doctors said one of us wouldn’t make it. There were times when abortion was almost forced upon you, but you kept going, and now here I am today. As I grew up, most of my time was spent sitting quietly and watching things go on around me, and I am guilty of doing this in my adulthood. Watching my own life as though I’m on the outside, as though it’s just a television show I watch for entertainment and can shut off at any time. I watched you and my father fight; I watched you and my sister fight; I watched you seemingly try to take on the world. Occasionally you would look over and see me, your small daughter, watching all of these horrible things take place, and I would wonder why you never once turned my head away.
Being A Step-Parent Is Hard
I became a step-mom at age 22, and it was one of the most challenging things I’ve faced in my adulthood, and continues to be challenging years later. Between figuring out boundaries, where you actually fit into the relationship, and finding the courage to seek support, it’s something I am still trying to figure out, and I know many others are as well. I dove into searching for help as a step-parent, and what I found didn’t make me feel any better. I saw countless articles about how important it is to be a good step-parent, how amazing it is and how big a role it is. While yes — being a step-parent is a wonderful experience, it also isn’t. From a realistic perspective, it’s hard and not always fun. I wanted to share a few things that I’ve learned since becoming a step-parent that I think may help you.
4 Ways Lifetime Learning Can Increase Your Quality Of Life
Growing up, our parents and teachers show us how important our education and learning is so we can grow up to be successful adults, but we rarely stop to think about how important lifelong learning is as we get older. After we graduate and our formal education ends, many of us think that we no longer need to put the effort into self-educating ourselves.
How To Stay Powerful In A World That Says You’re Too Sensitive
In a world that rewards those who are the toughest and don’t take no for an answer, it can sometimes seem like a curse rather than a blessing to live with a sensitive soul. But take a moment to step back and look at things from a unique perspective, you’ll see that there is a power in being a sensitive person. There is a beautiful strength to experiencing your emotions deeper than most, and you should be proud of that.
These 5 Things Are Stopping You From Reaching Your Goals
Our daily habits and thought processes are the foundation of our success or failure. The excuses we make, the things we are too stubborn to change, and the lack of discipline can make or break the amount of success we have in our lives. It’s critical to stay self-aware and to learn what we have to change to live the life we want.