Posts Tagged ‘survivaloversurrender’

The Narcissist and the Empath

Google the relationship between a narcissist and an empath and you can see for yourself, just how toxic that journey can be… well, I survived it and let me tell you, I am still rebuilding myself and that process is going to take some time.

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To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild

Blueprints

After losing our home in the Tubbs fire in October of 2017, we finally just broke ground on our rebuild a few weeks ago and are scheduled to pour our foundation in about a week – over 18 months later.

But back then, we didn’t necessarily know what we were going to do. Should we rebuild? Should we sell the lot and buy a new house? Could we build a manufactured home on my parents’ lot out in the country? Could we sell the lot and build a new house somewhere else?

If you’re in a similar spot after losing your house to a fire, hopefully you can learn from our experience.

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How to Recover from Trauma: Tip #4 Be Bold

Be Bold

When you’ve been through some really hard shit, it’s really really easy to want to put on some camouflage and fade into the background. And by all means, if you are still in survival mode, allow yourself that time. I needed it. A lot of it. I didn’t want to be in the spotlight anymore and I stopped interacting on social media. I stopped asking friends to come over and keep me company.

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Motherhood, PTSD and the Loss of Optimism

Strength and perseverance has always come easy to me. I’ve always been a ‘glass half full’ kind of person. To be fair, I haven’t had the hardest life, but I can usually find a very clear path forward whenever the universe decides to make things interesting.

The universe lately has had one sick sense of humor.

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