Hope :: Staying Afloat

Sometimes the bare minimum is the best I can do. Oh, I’ll try to do everything. I’ll put myself last and give every bit of energy I possess to get something done. But the result is almost always lackluster. It’s okay to tell people “no”. It’s also okay to ask for a rain check. ImagineContinue reading “Hope :: Staying Afloat”

Hope :: Not Meant to be Alone

First, let me start by apologizing for not having this message out last week! For those of you who look forward to my posts, I appreciate your support and that you read this when you don’t have to! Changing departments and moving to graveyard shift throws off your whole schedule! Second, I want to say:Continue reading “Hope :: Not Meant to be Alone”

Hope :: Drowning in the Deep

Do you ever get so far into something, only to realize you’re in over your head, and you don’t know how to get out of it? If you’ve ever been in over your head with no real way to get out, you’re not alone. Sometimes, we get in over our heads by our own choices.Continue reading “Hope :: Drowning in the Deep”

Hope:: Dealing with Disappointment Part 3

Do you know who I’m disappointed with the most? Myself. No matter how much grace I give other people, I’m the one person who has no wiggle room. Are you familiar with that in your own life? I’m one of those people who sees others fail and brush it off like it’s nothing. My internalContinue reading “Hope:: Dealing with Disappointment Part 3”

Hope :: Losing a Loved One

It’s never easy to lose a loved one. No matter how much time you have to “prepare” or if it’s sudden, losing a loved one is difficult. I’m definitely not the expert on the grief cycle of losing someone – or even something – you love. I can, however, give some tips from my ownContinue reading “Hope :: Losing a Loved One”

Hope :: Make a Decision

I’ve attended counseling before, and I’ve found it very helpful. One of the greatest pieces of advice I ever received was, “Make a decision. You may feel like all you can do is sit and watch TV. If that’s the case, it’s okay. Rather than doing it and beating yourself up about it” – yes,Continue reading “Hope :: Make a Decision”

Hope :: Dealing with Disappointment Part 2

So, last time, I talked about acknowledging your feelings and then letting them go. That’s just the start of dealing with disappointment. Yes, we have to let ourselves feel the feels. However, letting go of the feelings doesn’t really fix the situation. I should know. I have a bad habit of “letting go”. In reality,Continue reading “Hope :: Dealing with Disappointment Part 2”

Hope :: Dealing with Disappointment

Feeling disappointed in something or someone is never fun. And there are many different ways we can handle disappointment. I’m only going to talk about a few here. First: anger. When we get disappointed, we can become angry, sometimes unreasonably so. Especially if it’s a recurring issue. We can explode on people. The problem isContinue reading “Hope :: Dealing with Disappointment”

Hope :: Where I Fail

I know I excel at several things. I also know I struggle with a lot of things. I’m not one to brag about myself, but I also try to hide my faults. I downplay my struggles. Why? I never want to seem weak. Why should I display those faults? Several reasons. First, if I don’tContinue reading “Hope :: Where I Fail”

Hope :: Take a Break

I will be the first to say that I struggle with taking a break. Growing up, I went to school no matter how sick I felt because I was afraid of missing something. That continued through college where I took off a single day when I got my wisdom teeth removed. I regretting going toContinue reading “Hope :: Take a Break”