Author: WildRoamingMcShovel

  • Out of the Darkness

    Out of the Darkness

    I participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of the Darkness” walk in my community. I was nervous about going, but found myself overwhelmed by all of the support…

  • Out of the Darkness Walks

    Out of the Darkness Walks

    I have signed up for a fundraiser walk with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The walk is on November 3rd and I will be joined by my pup… I set up a donation page with the website. Make a Donation!

  • The Weight

    The Weight

    The Burden Shakespeare put it best when he said “…uneasy lies the head that wears a crown…” There is a heavy burden that goes along with being in charge or being in command. But the burden that ways a person down is life. Many songwriters, poets and philosophers have written about weight. The weight of […]

  • Boundaries… Day 3

    Boundaries… Day 3

    It would seem that my daily boundary pondering has turned into a weekly thing. I started off strong, reading the book, making notes and thinking about what I would share. Today, I look back at that and wonder where I lost steam. I had a busy weekend. I have had a busy week where I […]

  • Boundaries… Day 2

    Boundaries… Day 2

    I started reading a book called Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. I chose this book, because when I searched boundaries it came up a lot and there were a lot of positive reviews about it. The […]

  • “I’m hiding from mirrors”

    “I’m hiding from mirrors”

    I have a personality disorder that was recently diagnosed. I think that the disorder effects how I react to situations and act in relationships. I still think that things like my family of origin, divorce and past love relationships have effected me, but I do wonder how much comes from the personality disorder. I look […]

  • Boundaries… Day 1

    Boundaries… Day 1

    I will be exploring boundaries. The first step will be for me to understand them!

  • “What have I become?”

    “What have I become?”

    When you go through the end of a major relationship, be it a love relationship or friendship, there are is a road to recovery you have to travel. It’s not an easy road. It’s painful and you will come to a point at which you have to look at yourself in the mirror. This mirror […]

  • Normal


    Normal… everyone thinks that they have the definition to this word. They have a perceived definition and want to apply it to everyone else that is around them. The truth is what is normal? Merriam-Webster has some wonderful definitions ( Here’s just a few portions of the wonderful definitions : Adjective: 1a: conforming to a type, […]

  • Liar

    Sometimes lies are small and may be white, but it depends on who you lie to. Are you lying to yourself? Are you lying to the doctor that prescribed your mental illness? Are you lying to your loved ones? Fear makes us do crazy things. One thing in particular is it can make us lie. […]