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Please Cancel my Subscription to your Issues

      I saw this quote the other day and it made me laugh...but then it got me thinking. How often do we subscribe to other peoples problems? We allow others to soak up our days, complaining about their lives and issues. I get that it's easy to subscribe to things. We subscribe to newsletters in our emails, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, but what about those subscriptions that we'd rather cancel? We can easily make the choice to cancel Netflix to save money, so why can't we cancel subscriptions to the things that leave us feeling empty? I know it's hard to pick friends who only lift you up. I find myself making excuses for people like "Well, she's...

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I'm not a real mom

      "There is something about a girl who dates a guy who has kids." I've heard this saying for years and years now. It's not for everyone. Some people literally avoid it, by not dating people who have kids. Some people judge because of it. It's a choice, and not an easy one I might add. I can imagine that single parents want someone they date to love their kids unconditionally and that may be hard for some people, but not for me. Yes, parenting is hard, especially when you're not the parent. It's even harder when the kids don't see you as a parent figure in their life. I had someone recently say I'm "just the girlfriend."...

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Fully Alive

    "Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive."-Dr. Howard ThurmanI've been in my feelings a lot lately. Wait, I'm always in my feelings, just ask Rialand. Ha! What makes you feel alive? One thing I can't help but think about is how fireworks make me feel. Or taking off on a plane. Or traveling to another country. Or a perfect kiss from the person you love. Or sitting in front of a breathtaking sunset. What does is mean to feel alive? Of course we all have a heartbeat inside our chest. Most of us are capable...

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