Why Not “Letting it Go” Is Okay

[This post was inspired by a friend of mine.] I hear it all the time.  Goddammit I say it.  I say it knowing what is really going to happen in my head:  "Let it go." Well, what if you CAN'T let it go? I bring this point of view from the 'mental illness of me' …

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And Then There Were Two

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My apple, she fell and bounced into a tree similar to her momma. My smart and funny TeenThing was diagnosed with depression and anxiety this week. This journey started a while back, and we had to go through a process of elimination (two rounds of …

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Scotland: The End

The trip of a lifetime. Our whole time in Scotland was like a dream. Then I got sick, lol. This meant some shuffling around of activities, but we had a complete blast the last few days out and about in Edinburgh. We took one beautiful day and did some walking tours. Our first tour was …

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Scotland Adventure Part 3 (#2): When TeenThing Got Sick

Usually it's me.  I either get the head cold at the end of a trip, or right when I get back (Spoiler:  I got sick too, lol). It was TeenThing's turn this time.  The first day she really started feeling it was a gorgeous sunny day.  I really didn't want to stay inside all day, …

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Scotland Adventure Part 3: OUTLANDER!

I am an Outlander fan. Since we were in Scotland, I could not pass up a tour to some of the Outlander locations!! TeenThing and I hauled butt out of bed early one morning and got to the Royal Mile to take The Outlander Palaces, & Jacobites Experience Tour with Timberbush Tours. This was a …

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Scotland Adventure Part 2: Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Harry Potter, and Greyfriars Bobby

Our next couple of trips into town took us to quite a few spots. First stop:  Edinburgh Castle I think I took a million pictures here.  This castle could have it's own blog post!  Things we could not take pictures of:  The Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.  I did take photos of some …

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Races, Brain Melts, and the Return of the FitBit

  Okay, So over the holidays I decided that I seriously needed to keep moving this year.  Not just for my physical health, but for my mental health.  I sat and muddled about a fall half marathon.  I wanted something close to home (because I am without my own vehicle, and would need to acquire …

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