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The 54th Deadline: Open Wounds

The 54th Deadline: Open Wounds

The bottom line of my ongoing story is that, in many ways, I have been hurting. My open wounds aren’t that obvious on the outside. They don’t physically bleed out for others to see in plain sight. Instead, it all occurs within, and the damage has halted my progress for almost a decade at this point. It sounds so lame that something has hurt me so badly that it is holding me back in place psychologically. Every day, I feel…

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Life’s Obstacles

Life’s Obstacles

Though I like to think that I see life in a better light, there are definitely cases where I wish circumstances could ease up on the unpleasant elements. There are days where I feel bombarded with one disaster after another, pushing me to my breaking point. At first, it is manageable. Anyone can brush off something negative and then move on. It’s the 10+ problems afterward that really take their toll on your self-esteem.

Tuning Out

Tuning Out

In a world filled with doubters and haters, simply tuning out the negativity makes a big difference. As someone who knows a thing or two about dwelling on the bad stuff, it took me awhile to realize that it did me no good to let myself be affected adversely. All the hurtful comments and critiques, all the discouraging messages, all the attempts at bringing my self-confidence down and hacking away at my well-being … they do not have to be…

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Entrapped in One’s Bubble

Entrapped in One’s Bubble

At my worse, I found myself trapped in my own “bubble” of sorts. I kept myself hidden behind an invisible, make-believe barrier that supposedly shielded me from the world. Little did I know at the time, I was in full-blown denial about my various problems.

Entrapped in One’s Bubble

Entrapped in One’s Bubble

At my worse, I found myself trapped in my own “bubble” of sorts. I kept myself hidden behind an invisible, make-believe barrier that supposedly shielded me from the world. Little did I know at the time, I was in full-blown denial about my various problems.