Jul 27, 2017

Some Things Never Change

C

Please do us all the favor of getting your head out of your ass!

If a tree falls in a forest and you're not around to hear it, it does make a sound.
The world continues to spin even if you're not around to see it.
Be considerate.

Stop thinking that a simple "sorry" will make everything right. Stop saying it, show it!
Prove that you're sorry.

I stopped forgiving you a long time ago.
You fucked me.

I want to be one thing but I can't be that person around you.
Fuck the whole "change your attitude instead of the situation" crap.
You're giving me a shitty situation, I'm going to give you a shitty attitude.



Jul 9, 2017

It Was Never Your Fault

Hey D,

I just want you to know it was never about you. All the tears and all the screams, they were never directed towards you. And I'm sorry you had to be there front and center for it all.

I'm pretty sure I said that through some of those tears. Of course you never would have understood that. All you saw was me in distress. All you wanted to do was make things better.

And I'm sorry you couldn't do that.
It's not you're fault, I had trouble finding who I wanted to be. And it is not you're fault bad choices were made.

Apr 6, 2017

If I'd Known Then: Women in their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves by Ellyn Spragins - Book Review

If I'd Known Then: Women in their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger SelvesIf I'd Known Then: Women in their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves by Ellyn Spragins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published April 22nd 2008 by Da Capo Press

If you could send a letter back in time to yourself, what would it say? Following in the tradition of the bestselling What I Know Now™ comes a new collection that will speak directly to young women. Editor Ellyn Spragins asked women under forty to write letters to the girls they once were, filled with the advice and insights they wish they'd had when they were younger. Readers will recognize familiar names as well as meet new voices in these wonderfully candid missives, including: author Hope Edelman; actress Jessica Alba; Olympic soccer gold medalist Julia Foudy; activist Zainab Salbi; actress Danica McKellar; and author Plum Sykes. A perfect gift at graduation or for any important young woman in your life, If I'd Known Then offers rare glimpses into the personal stories of extraordinary young women-and will inspire readers to live their best lives.

Apr 5, 2017

Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley - Book Review

Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her AgainWhere the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published April 5th 2016 by Crown Archetype

Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country music artist, Brad Paisley. But behind the scenes, Kim was dealing with a tragic secret: her mother, Linda, was suffering from a rare form of dementia that slowly crippled her ability to talk, write and eventually recognize people in her own family.
 
Where the Light Gets In tells the full story of Linda’s illness—called primary progressive aphasia—from her early-onset diagnosis at the age of 62 through the present day. Kim draws a candid picture of the ways her family reacted for better and worse, and how she, her father and two siblings educated themselves, tried to let go of shame and secrecy, made mistakes, and found unexpected humor and grace in the midst of suffering.

Ultimately the bonds of family were strengthened, and Kim learned ways to love and accept the woman her mother became. With a moving foreword by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox,
Where the Light Gets In is a heartwarming tribute to the often fragile yet unbreakable relationships we have with our mothers.