Life and Love during Lockdown

Life and Love during Lockdown

Life and Love during Lockdown caused us to put precautions in place that have us tethering on what looks and feels like a committed relationship – or at the very least, boyfriend and girlfriend.
We have grown closer and become constant support during this challenging time. I experienced emotions that I had for him in the 90s. It’s an enigma how to handle these feelings, knowing that the chapter of any possibility for us to have what I wanted since I met him has been a closed chapter. I questioned if we ever started the love story that debuts in my memories of us. There are days I hype myself up to tell him, but I worry it will destroy what we have. I know he will not give all the way in, so I continue to bask in the light of “Our Now Moments.” Continue reading Life and Love during Lockdown

Adult Child Estrangement and Reconciliation

Adult Child Estrangement and Reconciliation

Before hearing about Partners In Partners in Policy Making or anything relatively close to it, all I knew about advocating for children was my mother’s lioness-like attitude regarding us. She barely had to use her roar to speak up for us. I attempted to find my inner lioness once I became a mother, but it did not come easily. First, I was shy and filled with the guilt of bringing a medically fragile child into this world at such a young age. Second, I was hard on myself and self-conscious because of how others viewed me. I wish I had it in me to speak up for myself at the time, but I did not have the necessary tools to do so. Finally, a life experience would present itself to provoke my inner lioness. Continue reading Adult Child Estrangement and Reconciliation