Writing Milestone

This weekend I have finished writing my first Wattpad book. It has been a very long journey, a labour of love, writing a story with a theme so special and important to me. ‘Make Love Your Goal’ has kept me sane in many ways. I could put all my feelings of love and acceptance of the LGBTQ+…

HINDSIGHT

Hindsight is a powerful thing. You can either use it to understand where you are and how you got there, thus learning from the process, or you can torture yourself with the wrong paths taken. I am choosing the former. Yesterday, three generations of my family – my mom, Raven and I – sat down for…

Lame Excuses

I have come across an article listing lame excuses not to get a divorce. It wasn’t a masterpiece in writing and it was quite repetitive to get to the promised ’20 reasons.’ However, as I have been a victim of some of them myself, I decided to write my own. 1. Loss of Material Comfort –…

PROGRESS

I have been making an effort to help my mom and consequently have stronger bond with her. This is important for both of us as I think will be extremely helpful in the long run. She came to Raven’s drama school performance on Saturday (which she totally rocked, by the way). It was an eye…

Longing

Yesterday, Raven joined me for Happy Hour time. She’s too young to drink but she enjoys the occasional outing, especially if there’s food involved. We are both foodies!  We went to a tapas bar not far from our house – just us, as mom didn’t want to go – got a pint of coke and…

Proud

I am extremely proud of Raven. Even going through all this mess we have put her through, she still rocked her national exams.  Her results all came as ‘Greater Depth Achieved.’ She is and will always be my star. I will do everything in my power to help her achieve her dreams.  I love you,…

I Need a Drink

Mom’s at it again. She’s acting like a toddler throwing a tantrum. For the stupidest reason.  Our dog has a skin condition that, every time the weather gets hot, sores from a fungal infection appear. The treatment is bathing with medicated shampoo and athlete’s foot cream directly to the sores.  Since mom arrived, she’s been…

Wonderful Weekend

My weekend started with something that could have totally ruined it: an argument with barely husband.  He was questioning me regarding any additional requirements that may block the house sale. Stupid, as I made it clear that I want the house sold and our finances completely separate as soon as possible.  True to my new…

Girly Weekend

This weekend I am meeting my Wattpad friends again. Our friendship has been going strong since we started chatting after finding a common interest: writing. The four of us are completely different but there is a lot of respect for each other and our sense of humour never fails. We pick each other up and no…

Symbolic Fire

I had this little box I kept with mementos from my wedding day. It was full of cards, notes and the little cushion used to carry our rings. It’s not like I opened it and looked at the contents many times over the years. It was just there, to maybe be opened while celebrating an…

Happy Blogversary! 

Yesterday, as I published my latest post, I received the following notification: Wow! A year has passed and so much has changed!  I started blogging in a moment of complete desperation, anxiety and feeling lost. My marriage was in ruins and the attempts to fix it only made it worse.  I was trying but I…

She’s Here

My mom is here. She came. Her trip wasn’t smooth and, of the three flights she had to take to reach me, the second was cancelled, causing a two day delay, and the third was late. Arriving on a Monday had it’s complications and I made it to work just to request the day off….