Sometimes, This is Me

Sometimes the darkness is crippling.  Sometimes, no matter how grateful I am for every beautiful and positive thing in my life, I’m consumed by the constant struggles I seem unable to escape.  I’m tired of worrying.  I’m tired of fighting.  I’m tired of people telling me, “Stay positive, something good will happen.” I know these…

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A Rare Political Rant

Hot Mess Molly is not a political blog.  I’m not a huge fan of politics in general, so please know that if I’m bringing up a political issue – it’s because I feel too strongly about it to hold my tongue. I will always, always be open to respectfully discussing differences in perspective; and while…

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Shades of Blue

I’m going to take you down a different path this week, by sharing one of my ideas for a fantasy fiction novel. This story came to me in a dream, fully formed and in perfect sequence.  This has happened periodically throughout my life, at least as long as I’ve been tuned in to my desire…

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Broke and Going to Greece

In just 6 short weeks, I’m going to cross an item from my Bucket List.  I’m going to Mykonos, Greece, for 10 glorious days of adventure, exploring, and escaping my stress-ridden daily reality. I’ve traveled quite a bit throughout my life, visiting friends and family, driving across the country to relocate; and I was very…

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From the Archives

I’ve admittedly been feeling overly stressed and anxious in recent weeks, due to life just being ‘life.’  As a result, I’ve started working on a few different posts; but my thoughts have been so scattered, I haven’t been able to adequately finish any of them. So this week, instead of avoiding, I’m pulling a piece…

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The Woman in the Mirror

A few nights ago, my new friend Sarah invited me to join her for drinks and dinner at a beautiful rooftop restaurant in downtown Portland.  The view of the city was amazing, the wine was delicious, and the company was absolutely perfect.  There’s something soothing about forming a friendship with someone whom you know is…

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Baby, Just Hold Me

Have you ever had a dream about being held by someone?  Just held, in their arms, for as long as you want – nothing more, nothing less.  A dream so vivid, so colorful, so warm that it truly felt real.  It’s as though you could smell their skin, hear them breathing, and actually feel their…

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In Honor of Father’s Day

Dear Dad, I miss you.  So many mornings, I wake up with you on my mind, usually because you’ve decided to pay me a visit in a dream.  I’ll go through the following day wishing I could talk to you, just once more – even though talking was never our greatest strength.  I tell myself…

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Viva La Vida

I’d like to take you back to the evening of October 10th, 2013. Thanks to the government shut-down, I had just been placed on furlough from a job that I absolutely hated. I remember sitting in my little apartment, still in my workout clothes from much earlier in the day. At that moment in time,…

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