Journal

love…as thyself

A/N: I sometimes lose track of pronouns in here; sorry for the confusion. Someone I worked for shared that when I first starting working years ago, he would wonder if it was a "Good Ana" or a "Bad Ana" day. "Good Ana", he explained, was when I was friendly, cheerful, attentive, punctual, calm, and generally… Continue reading love…as thyself

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overflow

My mind's been overflowing with many thoughts and feelings. It makes sense. A lot has happened, and in a short amount of time. I unexpectedly got the day off to process it, so let's make the most of it. It'll probably come out all messy and splattered on the page like a Pollock painting. That's okay...so long… Continue reading overflow

Recovery

living out integrity

I had a thought recently that encompasses everything that’s been on my mind, between others who have hurt me, my abusers, my own victim-mentality, and the world in general. It all concerns that one word: integrity. Not long ago, I had to step out on a homily on the “terrible twos”, that challenging time in… Continue reading living out integrity

Recovery

identity II

First of all, let's acknowledge something: it's funny what God uses to teach us about life sometimes. As much as I liked Disney movies in the past (yup, we're doing this in a serious study), I still haven't gotten around to watching Moana. I have, however, watched some clips, including one that really left an impression on… Continue reading identity II

Recovery

identity

I always had a strange relationship with my reflection. Ever since I was a very little girl, I'd have this existential crisis whenever I'd see my reflection: "Who is that in the mirror? Is she me? She can't be; if she is, then who am I?" My parents didn't understand. They decided to interpret it… Continue reading identity