If you feel you grew up in a family with toxicity, make it your legacy to break the family legacy. Karen Salmansohn @ notsalmon.com Our Family, featured in several posts, was a catastrophe. Our last name didn’t bring respect, or … Continue reading Changing Our Family Legacy
Every single day, from the comfort of my home, I am given an incredible gift. It is never the same, but each is breathtaking one of a kind masterpiece painted just for me. No matter what season it is, or what the weather is, each have the ability to remind me to slow down, relax, and end my day on a beautiful note. Continue reading Chasing Beautiful Skies
No one understands as well as we do how hard it can be to put up with our family. We know that we struggle to deal with each other and asking a stranger to not only accept our messed up ways but to get along with us is a lot. At a certain point, my brother admitted that he knew if he and his ex stayed together, the relationship would always suffer because of our inability to get along.
For now, I intend to take those afternoons as they come. I want to remember the gold and silver days because the next one may not be so peaceful. Not that our storms aren’t a wonder to behold, mind you. But it can’t rain all the time. Continue reading Collecting Afternoons
I came up with the idea recently of writing a story featuring my niece as the main character that explains some of the basic tenets of witchcraft. The reason being is that she started to ask questions of my sister and I about our faith. And I understand that explaining religion to a 7 year old can be kind of confusing.
So, this is my way of explaining to her what it is and what we believe. Continue reading A Witchling’s Adventure
I was raised a non-denominational Christian. By the time I was eight, I had read three versions of the Bible and “graduated” from Sunday school to attending the actual services with my parents. I went to a few of the Bible study classes with my parents, both at the church and at the homes of various fellow church goers’ homes. I participated in the annual Bethlehem Walk and went to Youth Group with my sister. The whole family went on trips with the church and to Christian camp. My mother was in the choir and joined in various plays put … Continue reading Finding my Faith
For the most part, I feel like I lack purpose in life. I’m an adventurer without an adventure. And I think that fact plays a big part in my depression. I don’t feel like I’m going anywhere in life, but … Continue reading Worthy
Very recently, I purchased my standard ball python. It was an impulse decision that made my boyfriend uncomfortable. You see, he already has a chocolate pastel ball python named Jormangandr. He loves snakes and reptiles. I, on the other hand, am petrified of snakes. The way they move, the threat of being bitten, it all makes my skin crawl. I had nothing truly ready to house a snake. But, I had watched a lot of Snake Bytes on Youtube with Brian Barczyk. And sure, Brian got struck at – a lot. But, he made it look easy. The way he … Continue reading Surviving My Fears
Whats wrong with being a little crazy? Not a damn thing! Continue reading My Kind of Crazy
Stigma of being a Millienial Meet our newest edition! Nicole Swartz has joined me as a writer and contributor to this awesome group of people! She brings with her the chaotic and fun life of a 24-year-old with an old soul! Nicole … Continue reading Fistful of Shenanigans
When we started the house we knew it wasn’t going to change overnight, we knew it would take time, money, and effort. WE hit multiple stalemates and multiple times had to change paths and handle the situations at hand. My husband, my daughter, and my terminally ill father all shared one bedroom/living area upstairs while we attempted to get the downstairs gutted and start rebuilding to make it liveable. Let me tell you this, if you want to test your grit, your will power and your belief in yourself, buy a fixer upper. It will show you exactly who you … Continue reading Living through construction