Keely's BlogI started a blog so Sam's friend Larry would get off my back about my long Facebook posts. Also because I wanted to.
“You’re lucky, you know.” It’s April 2018 and I’m in Ecuador, sitting across the fire from an incredibly wise shaman. “You’re leaving this retreat without a lot of emotional baggage. You’re free now.”
Earlier today, I found myself in a bit of a predicament. I was driving & the driver in front of me slammed on their brakes. My instincts told me to slam on my own brakes to avoid rear-ending them. But...one of the first things I learned about driving was to avoid...
When you’re like, “I’m sure I could have handmade mugs ready for your event on May 1” … and then you learn how to make handmade mugs & have them ready to go for an event on May 1.
That’s pretty much my favorite quote about this whole “being human” thing. I’d give credit to the author, but no one knows exactly who that is. Mostly because it’s such a truth-y truth that it could be attributed to any of a hundred people.
When I first got out of treatment, I had a friend who packed a cooler full of food for herself every day. Meals, snacks, drinks, anything she might need. She put it in her car every morning & took it out at night.
I saw the dumbest baby the other day. It had to be at least 6 months old & it wasn’t walking, talking or potty-trained. It’s basically screwed. No way it’s on track to be reading by 18 months.
Imagine that you show up to lunch with my Mom. You’re wearing a new shirt & my Mom notices. “New shirt?” she’ll ask.
Sometimes I worry about how that will be received. (Please don’t offer the advice to “just” not care about what other people think. That’s not where I am on my journey and, frankly, it’s likely to do more harm than good.)
Recently, I discovered a foundational flaw in my relationship. And I heard social media is where you share those kinds of things, so…
The flaw: Sam doesn’t want me to succeed.
A few weeks ago, I found myself in bit of a pickle. Sam & I were planning a trip to see my family, but it meant we might have social-packed weekend commitments for a month straight.