My Father Was A Heroin Addict

My father was a heroin addict. What is the first thing you pictured when you read that statement? I promise you, whatever it was, was not my father. My father was a heroin addict. He was also one of the best people I’ve ever known. I’m not saying this because he was my father, nor…

Dump Your Mother’s Guilt

Adjusting to motherhood is no easy feat… But it wasn’t the baby that I had trouble adjusting to. Taking care of my baby boy came naturally, just like they said it would; I instinctively knew exactly what he needed and when he needed it. Loving him came easy. The real struggle was learning to love…

How Tacos Changed My Outlook on Life

Last week I had a bad day. I looked at my life and wondered “How did I get here?”. I cried for a little while, and then decided to make tacos for dinner (because who wouldn’t want tacos after having a bad day?). I started a list of things I would need: Ground Beef, Taco Seasoning, Lettuce, Refried Beans, Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream, Taco Shells, Rice..

Seeking Forgiveness From Myself

I’ve made my share of mistakes. While I’d love to be able to say I don’t regret any of it because “it made me who I am today” (or whatever stupid cliche people use to justify their mistakes), that would be a lie. It’s been years since I left that life behind, but there are…