Author Archives: Laurie Johnson

A Dead-end is a Perfect Place to Turn Around

I know what it’s like to be in a relationship that is a complete waste of life’s breath. I used to semi-exist inside these relationships convincing myself, “it’s not that bad” or… “it’s better than my last one.” Really? We all have an inner knowing, our intuitive sense, that tells us when it’s time to cut our… Click To Tweet ... Read More »

Making Every Day Feel Special

Raise your hand if you are in a relationship in which your special boo makes you feel like everyday is your birthday. Thank you, congratulations. I’m happy for you. You are a wonderful person who deserves what you are getting. This post is not for you. This is for the people who barely feel special one day a year. I don’t know if ... Read More »

The Longest Journey

I painted this canvass while in the depths of despair. I realize how super dramatic that sounds, but it’s true. I had reached a point where I had enough of myself and was ready to change the one thing I had control over: Meeeeeeeeeeee!   I kissed misery goodbye by first turning off my television. Then I started painting.    ... Read More »

You’re Better Than That

The day my mother said these words to me changed my life forever. I had just graduated college and was in a relationship that didn’t make sense. Of course, it made sense to me at the time. Today, I realize I was just being a coward. Mother was visiting and, as usual, stayed with me. Before she returned home, she asked: ... Read More »

I Talked ‘Till I Was Blue in The Face

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I used to worry a lot. Then one day I heard the expression: “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get… Click To Tweet This quote didn’t stop me from worrying, but it certainly slowed me down. I stopped worrying about stuff I couldn’t control: My sister is still using ... Read More »

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