Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Hello and welcome to 2017!! We've added a new topic to the randomness that is Wednesday. I know, we're tricky. We like to spice things up and keep y'all on your toes.

So, I'm supposed to list the top 10 things I'm proud of. Let's hope I come up with ten and really, these are in no particular order.

1. Actually finishing a book - of course, this isn't a work that would ever see the light of day, but I learned that I could finally write The End.

2. Publishing my books - I dreamt of being a published author and it actually happened. 

3. Starting college - we didn't have the money so I didn't go to college right out of high school. Luckily, I got a job at a private university and was able to work toward my bachelor degree.

4. Getting my Masters of Art in Teaching - such hard work since it meant going to school full time and working full time.

5. Graduating from university . . . three times! Yep, I have 2 undergraduate degrees and a Masters. Go me!

6. Surviving clinical depression - this is an on-going battle, but I'm winning.

7. Writing a letter to the person who sexually molested me and giving the guilt and the responsibility to him, where it belongs.

8. Kinder self-talk - I used to talk to myself so horribly. I mean, really, if I'd spoken to another person the way I talked to myself I would have had no friends. Now, I find that when I make a mistake I just take it in stride and move on.

9. I can stand up for myself and I don't feel guilty about it. 

10. I have learned to say No and mean it.

Now go and check out what the other bloggers are proud of. And, if you want, you can leave a comment below telling me what you are most proud of.



  1. These are all things to be hugely proud of--every last one! Go you!

  2. Wow! Great list. I am still working on most of this stuff. You have done well and deserve to be proud! You are an inspiration. Thank you.

    1. You are most welcome. Just take things one day at a time and prioritize. :-)

  3. Nicely done! A fab list. And the last one... I've heard such a thing exists but I've never witnessed it in its natural habitat. :)