December 13, 2013

Blown Away

I am blown away by the feedback on yesterdays post
If there is one thing that I've learned through reading all of the comments, it's that ALL of us are just trying to figure out how to get by. Not one of us has "it" together ... we each have our own struggles and demons and messy lives ... and it makes me wonder - why are we so hard on ourselves and on each other? 

Many of you said that you were inspired by the post and that you wish that you could be as brave as me to share a "Things That I've Been Too Afraid To Publish" post, too. I hope that you do. Be brave, and link up a post down below that lists of all of the things that you've been too afraid to publish until now. Bravery is commendable, or so I've been told ;)

... But on the same token, I also hope that you were equally inspired after reading the post to treat yourself and your fellow female with a little more love, compassion, understanding and respect. Many of you wrote saying that "it feels so nice to know that I'm not alone!" But we aren't alone, we're never alone in our struggles ... it's just that sometimes we choose to be. I know this sounds cheesy ... but be the change you wish to see in the world - be the light at the end of someones tunnel, even if that someone is yourself. 


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  1. Great post! Hopefully I can link up when I feel brave :)!

    New follower and happy to be along for the ride :)!

  2. You know, I feel like I post stuff that I probably shouldn't post/am afraid to post all the time. But today I did link to you :)

    Because really, life is a lot more beautiful than the photo-inspired Pinterest/blogs/Facebook/Instagram could ever lead us to believe.

  3. Oh now you've thrown down the challenge dang it! I did a post on this awhile ago about things I didn't want to say out loud... may have to revisit that and link up! I love a good linky party!

  4. I just got to read your post and it was really amazing , I think I'll gear myself up for this one :)

  5. You sucked me in.

  6. You made me so brave to post the things on my blog that I never seemed to write! Thanks a lot Kym, you go girl!

  7. I am a Misfit. I tried normal once; I sucked at it so now I am just me. I am an old cooter so let me have my say... most fluff you hear on social media is just filler for empty people with empty lives. True happiness is a level of comfort in yourself and your life that makes your soul glow, no flaunting necessary. You smile, hold your head high and you are confident because happiness enlightens a body not drags it down.
    As for feeling behind; are you in a race or something? Screw that idea honey , you get to the show when you get to the show. live in the now because tomorrow is NOT guaranteed. Make peace with who you are . I have learned I am who I am, I always have been. Why I tried so desperately to be someone I am not has only caused me to delay my own happiness. I am learning that I am fine just as I am bumps and all.
    Skeletons in your closet? good adds character just remember it is NOT your JOB to save that close family member with the substance abuse problem.Do no cleaning up after their hailstorm, let them do it themselves. Love them anyway but be tough. It doesn't make you uncaring or mean it makes your a bridge that doesn't crumble. Someday that loved one may need that bridge to help them become the best version of themselves instead of the worst version.
    The hardest thing for me to accept as a married lady was that not every gal gets to play every role. I wanted to be someone's Mom. I never got my wish. Tell me true, do you like me any less? Do you think I am unworthy in anyway, shape, or form ? NO? then why should you be carrying around the same thoughts about yourself. I tried to push Big D away. I asked him to leave, to end our life together. I felt he deserved to have a family that I couldn't give him. His reply, you are my family, I have spent a lifetime looking for you. I won't let you go. Nearly 20 years later we are still together. Anything worth having is worth fighting for.
    The HARDEST thing anyone ever does is love someone they are not related to and no one ever tells you that. No one ever tells you that the first year of marriage is the hardest. Could be maybe no one wants to put a boulder in the path of young love or maybe like all other pain the memory of its intensity fades with time.

    Be strong for yourself, believe in yourself and soon you once again find your wings = ) Peace my friend.

  8. Thanks for inspiring me to have the courage to post a few things I never thought I would. Kym you are an inspiration!


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