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Be Concerned... I Know I Am!

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When I was a little girl, I saw a woman, who was very close to me, involved in a relationship with a man who abused her.She would go away for a while and come back with bumps and bruises on her body.I never asked what happened to her because I already knew… As a 6 or 7 year old child I was exposed to Domestic Violence.No one ever explained to me what was going on because they assumed I would never figure it out.But I did. And I still remember what her face looked like when she would return after having an altercation with her abuser.
To this day, Domestic Violence is becoming more prevalent and needs to be addressed.Do me a favor and think about someone you love… Someone you truly care for… Now imagine them being afraid for their life because the person they are romantically involved with is abusing them.
Being afraid, unhappy, uncomfortable or held hostage in a relationship is not how it’s supposed to be.A great friend of mine often says, “Love doesn’t hurt…” and I completely agree.Hur…

Who Do You Think You Are!?!

I’ve been talking to people a lot lately, not just running my mouth (that’s easy…) but I’ve been having real conversations, conversations about real issues that have been very enlightening.I’m super open, always have been.I think that it’s the best way to make progress… to be honest with yourself!
I talk to myself a lot too! LOL, I’m not crazy… I just want to make sure I am being completely honest with myself in all situations.When I say I am content, I mean it!The reason I know is because I ask myself often and I see clear examples in my behavior.I compare the way I react currently in certain situations to the way I’ve reacted in the past.A part of it is becoming more mature, but it’s also got a lot to do with how I’ve learned to accept where life has brought me.
It’s completely possible to lie to yourself, especially when you are “in your feelings” so I make SURE that I am what I say I am!
I see people on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram post about how happy they are in their single l…

Setbacks

Setbacks…
Have you ever had one? I almost had one the other night.I ran across some old pictures and decided to look through them. I normally don’t do this because I know they will take me back to a time when I was Dangerously in Love and I just don’t need to go back there.But I looked anyway…
I ran across a beautiful picture of me and my ex, we looked so happy… we were at my cousin’s 30th birthday party dancing.I looked at the picture for a second (which was way too long in my opinion). It was a candid shot, so neither one of us was looking at the camera. The photo seemed to tell the whole story of what our relationship embodied.Joy, love, fun, passion, friendship, all of that and more…It kind of upset me to know that I felt all of this emotion from looking at this picture for literally one second.So after my glance I tossed in the trash because all that the picture represented is gone and will never be back.
I feel that the past is just that and should be left there.I guess I’m not str…