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It Gets Better

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The teen years can be tough, but it gets better.

Yesterday I ran the We’re All Human 5K Color Run.

It was my first color run. For those who are unfamiliar with it, a color run is a race in which the runners/walkers get sprayed with color during the course.

So you end up with a colorful t-shirt, body, and hair plus some color dust in your eyes and mouth. Read More »

Me, Myself, & I Relationships

My Secret: Update

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For those of you who follow my blog on a regular basis, a few months ago I posted about “My Secret,” sharing a dark tragedy that occurred during my childhood.

I appreciated all the kind words of support I got from everyone, so thank you! 

At the time I wrote the post, my sister was halfway to her goal of raising $2,000 for The Out of the Darkness Overnight, a 16-mile walk that aims to reduce the stigma of suicide and mental illness.

Shortly after I posted, she reached her $2,000 goal. Instead of settling, she changed her goal to $4,000…which she surpassed last week. 

On Saturday night into Sunday morning, Melanie completed her journey (accompanied by her dear friend Stacey) and ended up raising $5,134.

I am so proud of what she accomplished and so thankful that her message has reached so many.

To learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, visit the website here.

 

 

 

Me, Myself, & I Relationships

My Secret

My Secret
For my longtime friends, this isn’t a secret.

Some were there when it happened, and some were there as I dealt with it in my later years.

But if you’re a casual friend or acquaintance, or someone I have met only recently, you probably don’t know my secret…

and I think it’s important to share it.

So here’s my secret: Read More »