Tag Archives: Journey

Hopeless Wanderer

these lyrics came to me last night while I cried myself to sleep… So when your hopes on fire But you know your desire Don’t hold a glass over the flame Don’t let your heart grow cold I will call … Continue reading

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Because sometimes I forget

I’ve officially been away from my scientific career for 10 years this month.  I’m not as devastated about that thought as I thought I would be. I wrote this blog post in 2009 on my blog Raising Smart Girls, and … Continue reading

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To no one in particular and to you in particular

I don’t want to live like this anymore (upset, tearful, afraid). I don’t want to keep beating myself up for my failures. I was taught to mistrust my Self. I was taught to hate my Self. I can see, though, … Continue reading

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Surrendering is hard for me.

There’s all this “stuff” going on in my life that’s challenging me. I’m a highly sensitive person.   I don’t know if I would have been this way anyway, or if I became this way due to childhood and relationship trauma.   … Continue reading

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I never saw them like that before

My mind has been spinning new tales about my grandparents and mother as I’ve been exploring old photographs I took at my mother’s home not too long ago. I only knew my grandparents as “old” people.  They were already in … Continue reading

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