All Over the Map

Trying to go back to posting almost every day. I don’t know what to type though. This is the fourth post that I have started in the last fifteen minutes. The first one was a journal prompt “Five ways to Win my Heart.” Then, there was a Shakespeare quote about expectation. Then a post about the upcoming week. I could not get one of them actually going without sounding ridiculous, whiny, or crabby. Not that I think this one is off to a great start either, but at least it is honest. I guess I could combine them all.

Five Ways to Win my Heart

1. Listen to me. I don’t always need advice. Sometimes I just need you to listen to me. I do need you to give me an ear. Celebrate with me. Remember what I have told you, but be patient if I repeat myself.

2. Surprise me. Dinner, date night, flowers, a note, a phone call, a visit, or whatever. I like surprises.

3. Have faith in me. I have a hard time accepting that I can do things on my own. I have a hard time knowing what I am capable of. Sometimes, I just need a little encouragement.

4. Accept me as I am. I get mad for no reason. I hurt easily. I cry for no reason. I love romantic movies. I have four…unique…children who have a…difficult…father. I get jealous. I have trust issues. I like my hooded sweatshirts. I change my hair when I feel like I am losing control. I like to dress up once in a while, but I am not a girly girl. I make mistakes, a lot. I can be selfish. I hate exercise, but I love to eat, especially my junk food.

5. Be yourself from the beginning. Share your goals with me. Share your dreams with me. Share your life with me.


“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” William Shakespeare

Isn’t that the truth! Typically people only upset us when we expect something. Either because of past actions, words they have said, past experiences in our lives, books we have read, movies we have watched, stories we have heard, or whatever. I don’t want to say that we shouldn’t expect things, but when someone or something upsets us, we need to step back and look at our own expectations.


The Upcoming Week

Tomorrow is the dawn of a new week. I get to go to work. The kids head to KD’s. I have my first coparenting counseling session. We have parent-teacher conferences. I get three nights with Alex, one of which will be with the girls. I may get a girls’ night this weekend. That’s about it.