It is Sunday evening of Thanksgiving weekend and I have a glass of eggnog heavily dosed with brandy beside me. My Christmas tree was bought and decorated this weekend. I am admiring it as I type. Oliver the Cat is unimpressed A couple of friends helped me with the tree. We decorated while sipping a … Continue reading Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present
I keep thinking about dating. I have a feeling I will wind up signing back up for OkCupid sometime in the near future.The main thing stopping me is that I'm actually quite happy with how I'm spending my time these days. The idea of trying to fit in spending time with a guy doesn't have … Continue reading Dating vs being a crazy cat lady
I'm still struggling against wanting to lose weight and I'm frustrated by it. On some level I know my break from dating is in part because I don't feel good about my appearance. I don't want to feel like crap about how I look while I try to date. I want to feel confident and … Continue reading Friday joy and emotional struggles with size loss
Dear Current Self, It's been thirty years since we lived with the Narcissist. Thirty years have gone by. The whole horrible experience seems like such a blip now. In the grand scheme of things, the relationship only lasted a very brief period of time. But those are the views of a 70-year-old. It is not … Continue reading Letter from my Older Self to my Current Self
Desperate for creative inspiration, I turned to Google and searched for inspiration. Literally; it's what I typed into the search bar. I found the following quote on the website for The Chopra Center: “There is but one cause of human failure and that is man's lack of faith in his true self.“ - William James … Continue reading Narcissistic Recovery: Ready to Start Dating?