Taking Time for ME

Don’t get me wrong. I love my family and friends. There are just times that I need to take care of me. As women we are saddled with traditional roles as well as the modern. We are still expected to cook the meals, wash the clothes, and care for the children. There are some exceptionsContinue reading “Taking Time for ME”

I Found Out I’m NOT Cinderella

I was shocked. I had to sit down for a minute. Once I started my journey to being independent within my marriage I found out I’m NOT Cinderella. As a young girl I dreamed of some man sweeping me off my feet and taking me away from my controlling father and my mouthy mother. InContinue reading “I Found Out I’m NOT Cinderella”

Gaining Independence with Kindness

My first post was about how I began my journey to independence by declaring that I Won’t Be Silent. That doesn’t mean that I intend to gain independence by shouting at my family or angrily accusing my spouse of being a bully. Instead, I realized that I could gain all that I need for myContinue reading “Gaining Independence with Kindness”

I Won’t Be Silent

Most of my life I’ve had traditional relationships and values. When my father warned me at a young age not to talk about politics or religion at family gatherings I obeyed. When my first husband always took the lead in discussions and continuously corrected my stories to perfection I stayed silent until I left. WhenContinue reading “I Won’t Be Silent”