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It's about me, not you!
Dear Mum, Here we are again. Two journals filled and counting! When Julie, you know, that therapist I’ve been seeing for the past couple of years (thanks to growing up with a challenging mother like yourself, the one you said was a complete waste of my time and money, why do I need a therapist, there’s nothing wrong with me outside of the fact that I just don’t listen to you enough!) suggested I write in a journal and get off my chest all the things I tend to say that just aren’t helpful and usually end up with you looking bewildered and wounded and me wanting to beat my head against a brick wall, I don’t think either of us thought I would be quite so prolific. She says it helps me deal with my ‘grievances’ in a more ‘constructive’ way. According to her and her fancy doctorate, sarcasm and gentle self-loathing are not overly ‘mentally hygienic’. Honestly Mum, she sounds ALOT like you when you haughtily remind me that “sarcasm is the lowest form of wit”. The primary difference between the two of you is that her judgement and condescension cost me money while yours costs me my self-esteem.
Mom Clothed in Sun
The time that my rage had consumed me entirely I had felt like I was a beast covered in ashes My wrath burned like the stars that birthed new elements in the forges that are fiery
The Kardashians Make History at the Met Gala 2022
As every year, the Met Gala 2022 took place on Monday, May 2 in New York City, the most important fashion charity event of the year. For the first time, all the Kardashian-Jenner girls attended: Kris, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie. In the case of Kourtney and Khloe, they were invited for the first time to the famous gala and dazzled with their respective aesthetic styles. This year, the main theme of the event was specifically American fashion. The intention of the gala was to pay homage to the "Gilded Age", through the slogan of the 2022 "Golden Age". Guests at the Met Gala were required to wear an outfit that represented American fashion.
5 Effortless Ways To Exude More Confidence
Self-confidence is your conviction in your abilities, traits, and capacity to achieve. Confidence in yourself is vital not just for your health and well-being, but it may also alter how others see you. People who project confidence are seen to be more competent and trustworthy.
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Movie Review
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU’s first foray into horror, continues their more recent exploration into the nature of the multiverse, as began with “WandaVision” and Spider-Man: No Way Home. When Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) encounters a young girl named America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) with the ability to travel through the multiverse, he consults Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) for help. But Wanda has also been dabbling in the multiverse thanks to an ancient book of witchcraft called the Darkhold, and evil forces from across all dimensions are being unleashed.
The Five Seasons Of Weather
Wildfire Season Is Upon Us It's early in the season, and so far, the number of acres burned across the United States is nearly 78% above the 10-year average. Much of the West, Plains, and Texas remain in the middle of a historic drought as they suffer from above-average temperatures and below-normal precipitation. The current conditions are a perfect storm that could bring larger and even more dangerous wildfires this year.
I will Serenade You, Momma
I want to appreciate my mum's time with me, even after she left. I miss her so much but I understand that she needed time away from the pain she felt; she needed some peace for herself to heal, so she did what was necessary to protect us. She had been diagnosed with cancer when I was seven years old. After spending two hours in chemo, her condition started deteriorating; her breathing became ragged and her skin was turning a deep blue color. Her last words were, "I love you, baby, I hope you know how sorry I am." She passed on just over a year ago.
Dear Mother, On the night I flew into Baltimore, you were on my mind the whole trip. Not because I didn't think I'd see you again, but because you were visiting a place that would make it hard to keep those high hopes.
To Nigeria From Home
From my kitchen, I travel to exotic Nigeria! I smell the nutty, spicy and salty scent of African Groundnut Stew emanating from my soup pot.
Thanks for Being There (Even When You Didn’t Have to Be)
A memory showed up from nine years ago. I usually don't bother with photo memories from Shutterfly. I just happened to be feeling romantic today, and wondered if there were any good photos of my husband and me. There were, but they weren't the ones I expected. I didn't realize I would be filled with emotion as I opened it. Tears flooded to my eyes as I remembered. You were the proud parents I always wanted, and thankfully somehow I got them.
What Would Happen if a Solar Storm Hit Earth?
An extreme solar storm — known as a coronal mass ejection (CME) — can eject as much as one billion tons of plasma from the sun’s surface at speeds up to 1.6 million kilometres per hour. Fortunately, the 2012 CME narrowly missed our blue planet. But it was too close for comfort, and it got scientists thinking about what would have happened if it had impacted Earth.
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Trailer Gives Us First Look At Darth Vader
With the release of the official trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 4th, we have been given some exciting first looks at our favorite villain in the Star Wars universe. Of course, it is none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Lord Vader. A fan favorite since 1977 during the opening moments of A New Hope, Vader has captivated fans for over thirty years. It is no surprise that Disney has been giving sparse details about his appearance in the new show streaming later this month. But what role will he play in the show given what we have seen of the former Jedi Knight and current Sith Lord?
The Evolution of a Female Gamer
When I was a kid, I was one of the very few girls who played video games. It wasn’t something that girls did back in the 1980s. Little girls were supposed to play with Barbies and baby dolls. They were supposed to play dress up and pretend to be wives and mothers, I guess in preparation for their adult lives. While I did play with my Barbies on occasion, usually with my cousins, I didn’t pretend Barbie was dating Ken or was always dressing up for parties. Barbie had real issues to deal with in her life. My Ken was often a murderer and Barbie had to solve the crime before the other Barbies were victims. Sometimes Barbie’s life was normal, but most of the time I preferred to play with Star Wars action figures, Legos, and Hot Wheels because there was more action to them. As the gaming industry began to develop, I started to shift to more video games. I was unknowingly laying the foundations of becoming a gamer.
Time Management For Creatives
It’s a slippery thing, time. We all get the same amount, yet none of us feel we have enough of it. And what we have seems to slip through our hands.
A Love Letter To Busan
Before we met Dear Busan, There once was a time I had never even heard of your name. It’s inconceivable to me now.
Heart of the Sea
If you have ever shattered and settled on the seafloor like lantern glass, waiting to be brought ashore by the belly
3 Surprising Early Versions of Classic Disney Fairy Tales
True love, imagination, friendship, adventure, and the triumph of good over evil — these are the ideals on which Disney fairy tales are based. However, there is another side to the beloved classics. Some Disney fairy tales as we know them today have been adapted and censored from the early versions written centuries ago.
5 Reasons Why the Lakers had the Most Disappointing Season
According to Caesars Sportsbook, the Los Angeles Lakers became the favorites to win the NBA title among 7 other elite teams (Nets, Boston, Suns, Bucks, Miami, Sixers, & the Warriors). Currently, the Lakers’ season is over for many reasons.
What Mental Illness Looks Like
The last six months have been a reckoning. Reckoning: the settling of an account. Reckoning: retribution for one’s actions. Reckoning: the art of estimation.
My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.
I've always wondered what it's like to set your children free in a world filled to the brim with unpredictability. Becoming a mother was my greatest accomplishment, and it makes me think of you. It's true what they say, you know, one never understands the love of a mother until becoming one.