Sunday, November 9, 2014

reminder to be thankful

It has been one hell of a week. 
This entire year has been an emotional roller coaster but this past week a rush of anger, resentment, sadness, and a whole lot of "it's not f*cking fair"s happened. Usually it takes time, therapy, and tears to bring me back to reality. This instagram from one of my favorite brands also helped put an end to the little pitty party I was having. 
Speaks such truth!


  1. Hi wonder if your the woman I been looking for she goes by this name live,laugh,love. Wish could meet her want to marry her morw than anything. She lives in gilbert az. But I dont know her real name. She is on zoosk dating 48 yrs old from new york. But here in arizona now so pretty

  2. Oops. I see your picture after sent. But your gorgeous to. Lol. But sorry for mistake hun

  3. Colleen, I am so grateful to have stumbled across your blog today. I do not believe in coincidence, as I know I came across it for a reason. I want you to know that you have always inspired me and influenced me to be true to myself. You are genuinely a beautiful and compassionate individual. I love the quote you posted above as it truly resonates deeply within me. Thinking of you always. Love you, Rick

  4. I accidentally came across your blog in a Google search about SIDS. I'm a little embarrassed to admit I read (or skimmed) through most of your entries! You're a wonderful writer, and I hope you know how comforting it is for other childless parents to come across others who have experienced loss, see the healing process, and know it will eventually get better. I also love love music and make 'must see in concert' goals too! (Plus I saw you worked at Anthropologie and I LOVE that store).Two years ago my boyfriend (now husband) and I lost our first pregnancy, though it was nowhere near as far along. The emotional devastation was overwhelming enough, and I can't imagine if that happened later on and having to deliver. I couldn't be around babies. My first nephew was on the way and I guiltily skipped the baby shower. I ran into a high school friend who tried to introduce me to her small daughter (at Anthropologie actually, where she's a manager), and I snuck out of the store before she could fetch her. Two years later I saw her there when I was almost full term with my second pregnancy and she was eight weeks pregnant---when I saw her a few months later, she had lost her pregnancy. I admitted to her about mine and how I hadn't had the courage to evenmeet her daughter two years earlier. As horrific as it is, there is definitely a sister/brotherhood feeling with others who are in the club that no one wants to be in, and it helps so much to share. I hope you and your husband have experienced a healthy pregnancy now---or at least are doing betterand are happy!