Justin, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt, youth

Scary eyes

Now - back to some more regular programming. LOL as in - not just a whole bunch of pictures. Back to old themes and old memories - or in this case memories forgotten. In my first Treasures post, I mentioned a journal entry in one of the journals I shared with Anneke. It was a… Continue reading Scary eyes

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Adventures in Dating, David, Excerise, memories, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Intense As…

I have a new friend you guise. Another American that recently moved here, and we have so much in common, it seems. I went to her house yesterday for an Art date (Just sit around and chat while being creative - it's been a good 7ish years since I've had a friend to do that… Continue reading Intense As…

Adventures in Dating, David, memories, relationships, Uncategorized

Come on, dude. WTF?

When I was 25, later in the year after shit went down with David and then Dane and they were gone - I had one of my good friends invite me over to meet her new boyfriend. I had told her I wasn't feeling well (turns out I was pregnant with my first child, but… Continue reading Come on, dude. WTF?

Adventures in Dating, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Dear Mr Harris

Earlier this week I wrote about a trigger I had when I came across someone that mentioned Joshua Harris' 1997 book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye." Today I got a comment from Kristen over at The Ungodly Woman who let me know that Mr Harris has started apologizing to people for the negative effects of his… Continue reading Dear Mr Harris

Adventures in Dating, memoir, memories, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Fuck it, I dated

Who remembers that book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Josh Harris? Ah, that's right... now I can tell which of you grew up in the evangelical youth culture. I just read a blog that mentioned that book, and man it took me back... It took me back to the evangelical days of my youth in which… Continue reading Fuck it, I dated

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Anywhoozle – a review of Amy Schumer’s book “The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo”

Good Morning, Lovelies. I finished Amy Schumer’s book “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” last night, and Ariel Lynn has asked me to do an actual book review – so here we go!   Ms Schumer’s book is a collection of autobiographical essays that range from the expected humorous to challenging and at times… Continue reading Anywhoozle – a review of Amy Schumer’s book “The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo”

Adventures in Dating, Andre, David, Husband, Jimmy, memoir, memories, relationship, relationships, Sven, teenage years, Viktor, Wyatt, youth

Dissociation and Flippancy

I just picked up Amy Schumer's book "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo." I came across it yesterday at our local Kmart, I reached out and picked it up without a second thought. Not even considering the price as I would usually do. That's because I've long considered her my spirit animal - a… Continue reading Dissociation and Flippancy

Andre, Best Friends, Dan, Dane, David, Husband, Justin, memoir, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Sven, teenage years, Uncategorized, Viktor, Wyatt

Taylor Swift Gets Me : Reprise

While we’re on the topic of Taylor Swift, I went back and perused my posts from February 2015 – when I started this blog – and came across one of the first posts I had written that was also a I-have-a-girl-crush-on-Taylor kind of post. What I had done is compiled and mashed up several of… Continue reading Taylor Swift Gets Me : Reprise

Adventures in Dating, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Our Song – You’ll Always be a Part of Me

As I drove along in the rain drizzle towards work, I listened to Taylor Swift’s Fearless album. It had been awhile since I had listened to Taylor, so I turned it up as I crested over the bridge headed out of town. Firstly, I’d like to say that some of you may know that I… Continue reading Our Song – You’ll Always be a Part of Me

Best of, David, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Trivializing our experiences

A few days ago, I read a woman's blog in which she spoke of a severe flash back she had in relation to a previous abusive relationship. At first I was very much touched by her account, and then... she said "don't ask!!" her who this (apparently godly?) man had been as she won't ruin… Continue reading Trivializing our experiences

memories, relationships, Uncategorized

Becoming Stronger

Wow, you guise. I've been receiving some awesome feedback about the guest post I did ( "One Day" ) for Carla Louise's blog - both there, on my reblog, and in my private messages. It's an amazing feeling to have others connect with your writing; and from what one blogger commented today - to receive some credit for… Continue reading Becoming Stronger

relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

My God, it’s been two years

I just realized that National Child Protection week is nearly upon us again, which led me to realize that it's been two years since I Said It Out Loud. Wow, has it really been that long? It's been a crazy two years. I look back on how I was in 2014, when I was figuratively… Continue reading My God, it’s been two years

Adventures in Dating, Best Friends, Dane, relationships, Uncategorized

Seriously. Stop it.

I have a pet peeve... not so much a pet peeve I suppose; more something that initially annoys me and then makes me feel sorry for people - in the end not affecting my personal feelings terribly much. But as I write about relationships sometimes - and have so far become that person for several… Continue reading Seriously. Stop it.

David, Excerise, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

War Wounds

After training today, the girls present sat in a circle on the mat as we stretched and chatted. I showed them a sizeable bruise on my knee that I had earned the Saturday before that still had some dark indigo emanating from it... Something I had tried to take pictures of to show a couple… Continue reading War Wounds

David, Excerise, Husband, memories, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

He got me against a wall

This weekend at Jiu Jitsu training, we had a new lady start. As we were talking she said something I've heard before - she imparted the advice her boyfriend had given her. He said that all fights eventually get taken to the ground, so it would be a benefit for her to do Jiu Jitsu… Continue reading He got me against a wall

memories, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Equal parts puke and pride

January 2015, I looked Wyatt back up on facebook and sent him a private message with a letter attached. I decided that it was finally time to disagree with him. Last we had spoken, he didn't recall a bad break up. He said he still loved me. He didn't appear to acknowledge any issue with… Continue reading Equal parts puke and pride

Leroy, relationships, Uncategorized

Just wanna squeeze him!

Leroy - remember Leroy? I think I took most of the posts about him down... maybe not all... but Leroy, Y'all. I just want to squeeze him you guise. He finally broke up with the girl, after over a year of dating... of her treating him horribly etc etc. I won't go way into the… Continue reading Just wanna squeeze him!

Best of, David, Maja, memoir, memories, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Fuckin’ A, Man… Fuckin’ A

**Liberal use of explicit language** I just watched Fear for the first time in... oh, I dunno... at least a decade, maybe more like 15 years. I messaged Maja several times during the movie - "Fuckin' A" coming from my keyboard more than once. So many fucking similarities to my relationship with Wyatt. A bit… Continue reading Fuckin’ A, Man… Fuckin’ A

Maja, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Fear

I was talking to Maja about old movies tonight. I mentioned an '80s movie I watched after a long time last night - and how horrified I was at one part. I always expect '80s movies to get away with so much more than movies do today, yet this one part just... no. I'll write… Continue reading Fear

Adventures in Dating, Dan, relationships, Uncategorized

It’s a Shame

It's a shame. It's a shame that he never appeared to care as much as I did. It's a shame that even with a decade and a half of maturing under our belts, we still can't get passed old behaviors. So I got older, so I took the chance and laid myself bare to him… Continue reading It’s a Shame