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Holiday Blues

This year I am in a different place than I was last year. Last year the death of my sons’ father was fresh. The shock of it all still heavy on my heart. While I still cry tears occasionally at night over his premature death, everyone in our family is slowly and surely adjusting. Last year I was really alone and just focused on putting one foot in front of the other while pretending I had it all together. I literally just prayed for the season to end.  I dated, but I dated poorly and with a timidity and naivety that drew bad men and dangerous situations to me. I actually started this blog during the holiday season and I swear it saved me from myself. It helped me push through a sad and lonely time. I realized around this time last year that I do not need anyone. I may want someone, but I do not NEED anyone but myself and GOD to be happy. This year is much better but I am still blue. I know this is a happy time of year.

It should be full of love and family time and eating pie..I mean who doesn’t like all those carbs floating around? I feel at such a loss this time of year and I must admit I feel alone. I think maybe in a past life I had a huge family and the sense of being alone is amplified by the latent memories of what I once had? Maybe? I have no idea.  It’s not like I used to have these great childhood holidays. My holidays were filled with disappointment. In fact, I am so fortunate now. I am in such a safer and happier place than I was as a child. I really have nothing to be so sad about. Why do I and so many feel so blue during a celebratory time of the year? Well my friends I do not have an answer. I suspect the answer is different for everyone. I’ve been searching my feelings all week since the sadness hit me. I hate being a whiner. However, my conclusion is that I just need security and stability. It has been such a rough two years. Such an emotional era of my life and during a point in my life where I have to be the one everyone leans on. There’s been no one for me to really lean on and that’s cool…but I’m tired now. I need an era of stability. My soul is craving security and stability. Everything has been outside of my comfort zone. I need some dang comfort. I’m tired of being in unfamiliar water.  I’m tired of being the strong one and I am tired of being tired.  Now I am tired of complaining about it in this post. Ha! Do I have a point in this long rant??? Why yes I do..thank you for asking.

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Moral: Just because you are lonely doesn’t mean you should let it affect your decisions. I am writing this for friends that will never read it and for friends I have not met that I hope can relate. I personally know two people right now that are making desperate romantic decisions based on their need to have someone. I think it is due to this time of year. Please do not let the holidays do that. You are okay alone. I wrote something comparable last year. Last year I was a hot mess during the holidays. I was grief-stricken and in shock and I still managed to not settle for just any man..no matter how tempted I was. This year, I have met someone who really matters to me. Amidst all the chaos of the last two years…I have found myself really caring about someone again. Before I found him, I had to find my smile all by myself. Where we are at right now is just a season. Nothing else. It will pass. Remember..you’re okay alone and it’s okay to feel sad even if you’re not alone. Sometimes, real strength comes from endurance..not in victory.

Until Next Time…Ciao!

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November 26, 2013 Posted by | Personal Growth, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Um….I’m Okay….really

I know that the holidays are here. I know that it can be hard to be alone. I know that everyone gets lonely. I just want to tell people today that it’s okay to be alone sometimes. I say this because I have had a couple of humiliating (or what could have been) experiences lately.

About a week ago, I was at my hairdresser. All of the women were chatting as we tend to do at a beauty salon. One woman states, “I think everyone should be married.” I am amused because that’s a really broad statement. I mean some people don’t want to be married. Derr.. However, I just smile my normal smile. This same woman turns to me and asks me if I’m married. I tell her no I am not. She then states, “Yeah but you’re living with someone-right?” I reply with a no. She then asks, “Yeah but you have a boyfriend-right?” Well DANG DOG! At this point I’m glad I am a relatively confident woman because this stings a little. The woman was obviously embarrassed and thankfully shut up.

Today I am speaking with one of my favorite people (a male friend.) He is telling me all about his new relationship and how the kids are bonding and they are getting ready to move on to the next step in the relationship. This is all gravy for me. I am truly the kind of person that would never begrudge a friend happiness no matter what my status is, I love him and want him to be happy. He deserves it. However, at the end of convo he gets all awkward and is like..”How is your…um…dating stuff going?” LOL! Bless him-really bless him, I let him know I am okay. I am not in a rush. My time will come, blah blah blah.

Why did I write this? Mainly because I am okay. Also, because if it helps even one person out from feeling lonely this holiday season then I have done a good deed. Remember, where you are now is NOT where you will be in the near future. Everything that happens in life leads to something ever better. Don’t compromise what you need in order to not be alone. I’m okay and you’re okay-lol!  Until next time…

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December 9, 2012 Posted by | Men Advice, Mistakes, Uncategorized, Women Advice | , , , , , | 2 Comments