Tag: encouragement

  • 1,000 Blog Followers!!! Thank You!

    I finally passed the 1k mark for blog followers! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported my efforts and made my life more full and rich! You guys have no idea how much you help my mood and keep me going! If it weren’t for the encouragement I get for my poetry and […]

  • Water is Back! 800+ Blog Followers! Awesome Book Series!

    Hey everyone! There were a few random things I wanted to share today. First, an update about my water heater situation….we now have hot water again! I can shower, I can brush my teeth, and I can flush the toilet again! Woo-wee!!! We are out almost $2,000 though, so that part really sucks. Secondly, I […]

  • Instagram – People Who Try Too Hard to Be Sexy and Cool

    When I joined Instagram a little while back, I originally started out trying to follow back everyone who followed me. My thinking was simple, if you are kind enough to support me, I want to support you. I still follow back many of my followers, but there are a couple kinds of profiles I have […]

  • Wisdom Teeth Surgery Aftermath…

    Well, I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday and am actually feeling much better than expected. Sure, I am sore and it hurts to eat and brush, or open my mouth very wide, but honestly, this pain is NOTHING compared to the agony I often experience due to fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, and back/neck issues. I […]

  • 5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself!

    Here are a few important questions to ask yourself about your purpose and meaning in life! For fun, I have provided my own answers to them as an example! If you do answer these, I would recommend taking the time to write them down, think about them carefully, and be as honest as you can! […]

  • Lyrics of My Life, “Keep the Faith” by Michael Jackson

    Lyrics of My Life, “Keep the Faith” by Michael Jackson

    This may be my favorite song of all time, even though it is a little known song by the King of Pop. It is a song that I have always found incredibly inspirational and supportive when I felt like everything was going wrong and the world was conspiring against me. I have listened to this […]

  • My Poor Husband…

    My Poor Husband…

    Sometimes I feel truly sorry for my husband. From what I have read and been told by psychologists and psychiatrists, he has a rough road to travel. Asperger’s can be extremely hard on intimate relationships. Bipolar can be extremely hard on intimate relationships. Long-term chronic pain and chronic illness can be extremely hard on intimate […]

  • My Story in 59 Words

    My Story in 59 Words

    My Story in 59 Words Written By: Maranda Russell I am a product of the heartland, and many years of dedication. I am a survivor of abuse, and the proud parent of creation. I am separate from my family, but still trust their education. I hear earth’s voices unite in song, and join their recitation. […]

  • 5 things that can suck about being an artist

    1) No matter how many artworks you create or sell, there is always this niggling voice in the back of your head asking, “Am I really talented or is all this a fluke? What if my artistic muse abandons me and I never make another meaningful work of art?” 2) There is a point in […]

  • An open letter to churches and church people about chronic illness and pain

    To churches and church folks everywhere: Unfortunately, I have heard too many stories from fellow chronic pain/chronic illness sufferers about mistreatment at the hands of the church or church people. Some of these people even end up losing their faith or abandoning church altogether because they are hurt so badly by the apathy or mistreatment […]