Life Lessons

I don’t want to be a Debby downer, but I have always found writing to be very therapeutic. It helps me to get my thoughts out.

I like to think I’m a pretty optimistic person. I try to smile even when my depression rears its ugly face. Today was not one of those days where I could act like everything was okay.

A side note, I am a huge family person. I try to keep a close bond with family because they have helped me through a lot and I owe them for being there when I needed them. This post is not intended to show any dislike to my family. I simply am not pleased with the situation.

Part of my New Years resolution was to say no when it’s not necessary and a lot of what I have to say no to is my family. So in a way I have blocked out some negativity. My mother called me today and after this phone call I felt worse than I have in a couple months. I don’t feel that I need to go into specifics. My afternoon was filled with junk food and binge watching Netflix.

I finally got to a place where I was happier. I was okay with the fact that I finally took a stand for my life and am doing what I want to. Unfortunately, my mother chooses to remind me every chance she gets that I am a failure and have gone nowhere in life. I know she is wrong. I look at my kids and feel so much pride. They truly are my greatest accomplishment and blessing.

Well thank you all for taking the time to read this post. I look forward to continuing my journey and living my happiest life.

Published by Ashleyhouck

I’m a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful angels and many fur babies.

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  1. It’s amazing how the people we really love can wound us the most deeply. I don’t have any kids myself, but I see being a responsible parent as one of the biggest challenges you could take on. Definitely be proud of yourself and your kids! They are our future.
    Good luck making space for yourself. If you say no to people who expect you to say yes, you will get criticized and pushed on. Hold your ground! You deserve room to live the life you want to live.

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  2. It’s a bugger isn’t it, having those eroding conversations. Sounds like you’ve thought your way through this one. All I’d say is remember you’re not much use to those you love if you don’t give yourself some self compassion. So look after and look out for yourself. Then you can be the best you want to be for those others.

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    1. It’s definitely a struggle. I’ve spent my entire life trying to be good enough for my parents and was until college when I started going off on my own. Since then I’ve been a disappointment and my mom points that out to everyone she possibly can especially in front of me. But I am trying to see my life as full of accomplishments. My kids are my pride and joy and I never want them to see me as struggling. They deserve the world and I strive every day to give them that while also teaching them valuable life lessons and vowing to never turn out like my parents. Wow what a cliche.


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