Hello lovely people!
In April 2009, I started a personal blog called Growing Up Jenny to chronicle my progress in re-parenting, aka “growing myself up”, a journey I wrote about on and off until 2013.
Much has changed since I last wrote a post. I’ve been struggling to resurrect this blog for years now, and am excited to finally be re-connecting!
I’ve moved 21 times in the past 15 years — never more than two hours away from the town where I was born.
I hate everything about moving. Each time I swear will be the last. But for me, moving has always been dependent on other people.
As 2013 draws to a close, I’m looking back at its beginning.
January 1, 2013 found me alone in my apartment, ringing in the New Year completely engrossed in an old season of a new-to-me TV show.
In mid-November, friends began putting up Christmas trees. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” played as I shopped at the neighborhood pharmacy. It seems that earlier and earlier each year, I’m bombarded by a season I don’t want to be reminded of.
I found a really cool blog today called Positively Present. Here’s what jumped out at me from a post on distorted thinking, something that goes hand in hand with depression.