Often when I am stressed or overwhelmed about something, I will write about it in this journal. It is a good way for me to organize my thoughts and get back on track. But sometimes I take a look back and realize I sound like an unhappy person. I'm not. I have so many things to be thankful for, and I am indeed thankful. I also have many things in my life that bring me happiness. I have the greatest two teenage kids a person could ask for. And the greatest friends.
So fear not readers, I am not hopeless and desperate. I don't want to leave that legacy. I am happy and hopeful, blessed and thankful.
I apologize if the "Happy" song is now stuck in your head for the duration of the day...
A codependent person is one who has let another person's behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person's behavior.
The following two "Detach" journal entries will give you a crash course:
"An Answer to a Prayer" dated Nov 1, 2008 "How Did We Wind Up Here?" dated Nov 2, 2008
About This Journal
In 2008 I had the life changing realization that there was a name for what I'd always felt was "wrong" with me. After 20 years of thumbing through various self-help books. I learned about codependence.
I began writing this journal to document my journey out. Over time, it's evolved into something more. While I still talk about codependence (I know now, it will never totally leave me), this blog has turned into the thumbprint of my life; a therapeutic journal for me to sort out a lifetime of thoughts and memories. I believe in being honest with myself and others, and when something is bothering me, I reach out. With a support team of strong, smart women surrounding us, we can all continue to grow. I'm trying to live my best life, in pursuit of a Healthy Mind, a Healthy Body.