Maybe It’s Okay To Say I Give Up

“I don’t care anymore.” “I give up.” People don’t like to hear you say that.  Especially loved ones.  I honestly don’t even like saying that.  But I did.  And it was such a relief. I have been fighting depression for a little while now.  I don’t know exactly when it kicked in, but my mood […]

Confrontation & Anger: Fun Stuff

I’m kind of embarrassed to admit how terrified I am of confrontation.  I hate it.  I don’t know if it’s because I don’t like people being mad at me, or I don’t like hurting people’s feelings, or I’m sensitive to the bone and confrontation makes me feel too much, either way,  we don’t get along. […]

True Story

Somewhere down the road she was deeply hurt.  She didn’t know how to handle the pain or what to do with it.  So she buried it deep, deep down ’til she forgot it was even there.  Oh, it was still there.  It was weighing her down, preventing her from becoming her best self.  She knew […]

The One Who Needs Help

It’s a horrible feeling. To feel worthless. To feel you have no purpose. To be the one who needs help. The disgust on their face when they look at you. The anger in their voice when they talk to you. I know now how it feels. To depend on others. To need help. It’s so […]

Soul Craving

There’s a life I’ve always wanted, way up high in the mountain, With my dogs, my cottage house, my paper and my pen. The quiet life, a simple life, it’s what my soul craves, Sitting by a sparkling lake, drinking lemonade for days. -Sonja Jackson, OpenHeartTin

She Wears A Mask

She wears a mask, she’s full of hurt, she covers it up so sweet. I see right through, Won’t you take it off? It’s okay, you can open your heart, breathe. -Sonja Jackson, OpenHeartTin