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Far From Normal, Daily Prompt, “Pieces of Me”

Many of us think of our lives as boringly normal, while others live the high life. Take a step back, and take a look at your life as an outsider might. Now, tell us at least six unique, exciting, or just plain odd things about yourself.Image

Pieces of me, and you want 6.  I will try to keep it interesting, however I suspect I will not need to ry hard.

1.  I am an addict in recovery, 12 years clean and sober, I love both AA & NA, I do not care what others think about that.  I work a 12 Step lifestyle, and try to practice all those principles in my affairs.The 12 Steps we derived from AA and “adopted” by NA, and NA states its gratitude.  I am also a healing adult child.  Amen.

2.  I am a mother of two beautiful, wonderful young ladies 17 and 12, by no means perfect, but by all means loving.  They are my heart and soul.

3.  I am married for the third time, to the most wonderful man, I often question how he tolerates me and loves me the way he does….Unselfishly.

4.  I am a full-time Human Services Transfer student, I love school!

5.  I am a cheer mom, my girls are talented competitive cheerleaders (not sideline cheerleaders-huge difference), and they travel and train more than most athletes.  We travel from January-April all over the US attending competitions that have good enough competitiors to compete with.

6.  I am Dual-Diagnosis, so not only am I am addict, I also suffer additional mental illness.  As busy as my life my be, and as much as I smile and try to stay positive, somedays are very hard just to get out of bed.


I find none of those things very exciting, but to some of the women I know, one of those things alone is an exciting and dramatic story in itself.  More importantly, I am really the following 6 things.

1.  I love to hug my children which was tough since I had to train myself to hug.

2.  Most people don’t know my story and are quick to judge, I chuckle, I am wise beyond my time, far beyond.

3.  I never let rejection, adolescent violation, spousal abuse, or any other mishap that I did not deserve, allow me to victimize myself.  

4.  When I was a kid, I prayed to be kidnapped, even it meant being raped and murdered, just to feel relief from my own hell.

5.  I do believe that I fight on a daily basis to ry and not peretuate my mental problems onto my kids.

6.  Crying is very difficult for me, I prefer to smile and move on, no matter what. 


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