https://medium.com/@patricialrosatr/how-ex-husband-read-my-diary-and-changed-my-writing-forever-1e6a6e9a7a18?source=friends_link&sk=6b6b0cf0a449699e34cbdf85bac54ff4 By VGstockstudio Click here to read the full story http://How Ex-husband Read my Diary and Changed My Writing Forever "I don’t even have that diary anymore nor do I know what I wrote. I was a silly girl of 25, newly married with two stepdaughters. I felt betrayed that he read it, and never wrote… Continue reading How My Ex-husband Read My Diary and Changed My Writing Forever
I've been writing on Medium for a month, Here's my latest post: http://How to Write About Your Worst Nightmare photo Jordan Whitt Unsplash "You don’t remember the month following this death. You’re numb. Not sure how you function and return to work. One day you snap out of it, and it’s like you woke from… Continue reading How to Write About Your Worst Nightmare
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, no known cause, therefore there’s no cure. Lupus is usually diagnosed in women in their child-bearing years but includes children, men and, older women. This is just my story Lupus affects patients differently in organ involvement and severity. There are different forms, most common is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE. … Continue reading Lupus Pain – My Story
“When I first learned I had Lupus, my doctor handed me a pamphlet, and I went home, read it and cried.
One month into our debt free journey and we have our first true emergency. We own a small house down south beside my sister, so we went south for the holiday weekend. Once we arrived, we turned the thermostat up and went over to visit with my sister. When we came back to go to… Continue reading “How are you staying so calm?”
We paid off one more bill this week, and I feel different. When we paid off the first two bills, I was excited about it and still unsure if we can continue this. Can we keep the momentum and stay focused? I’m not totally amazed that we managed it - I’m CONFIDENT about it! We… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between an Elephant and a Chocolate Chip Cookie?
Previously: …I didn’t have a plan, money wasn’t a concern; the lights were on, the house was warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Until 2014, when my husband was injured at work and couldn’t continue heavy physical labor any longer. Now, I’ll tell you the rest of the story… So now I’m… Continue reading Part Two
My phone rings about 11:00, I look down at it - I don’t recognize the number, so I’m hesitant to answer, “Hello?” “Hi, is Patricia available?” “This is…” “Hi, my name is Jeremy and I’m from blank-blank payday advance company. You haven’t been here in a while and I can offer you $25 on a… Continue reading The Pay Day Loan
Budgeting is a balancing act, its not easy. “…If it were easy, everyone would do it.” We’re half way to Baby step 1: $1000 in the emergency fund, at least we were until we had to have this tool. I came home last night, to find my husband frustrated with our debt free plan. We… Continue reading Frustration Set in
Changing behavior with money is the key to budgeting. Paraphrasing one of my favorite quotes by Charles Swindoll “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it” reflects how I feel about money. Its amazing how funding an emergency fund changes our reactions. I’ve experienced its unwise to make financial decisions… Continue reading Money and Relationships