To All My Readers

First of all, I would like to send out a warm thank you for reading my blogs! It is encouraging!

Second, I have removed a few of my pages from my menu, and I have updated my landing page, Your Here, as well as my About page. I hope you visit.

Third, I have added a Fictional Romance Support Page, as shown above, should you desire to support me on this great endeavor.

Fourth, I am pleased with myself on this writing adventure, it is a learning experience full of growth. I also have enjoyed reading your blogs, your thoughts, your experiences, and your stories! I have enjoyed your comments and participation. I also enjoy commenting on your blogs as well.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and that’s all I have for you today!

Thank you,

Bridgette~

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Technical Difficulties

Good morning to all! Just wanted to say, welcome to my site, my blogs! However, I must admit, I am not a whiz when it comes to all the tech stuff that comes with having a website, blog, etc. I should have paid more attention in my computer programming class, way back then. But even way back then, I didn’t get it. Anyways, I wanted to let you know, that I have read other sites, and often wanted to donate to their time, but I keep hitting the error, of using a proxy. I have no idea as to what that means, even researching the term has no meaning. Perhaps I should invite my grandchildren over, to fix the issue. 🙂 I have never seen such a tech advanced generation. Why my 3 year old grandson knows how to operate an x box remote, something I know nothing about. So forgive me, if I wanted to donate, but couldn’t. I’m sure some where along the way, it will slowly come to me how to resolve the issue.

Just thoughts

Bridgette~

Letting Go: In A Dogs World

It’s early Wednesday morning here in good old Oklahoma. My dog, Gracie woke me up with a leap onto my bed. She must have slept good, so as usual, she’s ready to go for the day. I guess sleep time is over for me, so I stumble over to the coffee pot and turn it on to brew. Gracie is already bringing me her toys, for me to throw. Sigh… Gracie doesn’t ever seem to want to let go. It’s a game she plays, and I wonder if she knows, that if she just lets go, I could throw her rubber balls and she could chase them. She could burn that energy she’s got manifesting inside her. But no, Gracie would rather hold on.

We, as humans, are not really that much different, when it comes to letting go of the things we cherish, whether it be the good things or the bad. Whatever these objects are, we tend to hold them close and we will fight to hold onto them, even if letting them go, will take us to another place, perhaps another dimension of ourselves, another journey.

Just a thought….

Bridgette~

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The Chauffeur

Gracie looking out the window

My dog, Gracie, apparently thinks I’m her own personal chauffeur. Every time I take her for a ride in the car, she’s content just looking out the windows, but when it comes to arriving at our destination, she suddenly jumps to the back seat, and awaits patiently for me to open the door.

I do not know why she acts in this manner, I have not taught her to jump to the back seat and wait for me, but somehow she must get some sort of satisfaction, at seeing the look of absolute stupidity on my face. I think she knows deep down, she must be the boss.

The funniest thing about all of this, is that if I just stand there with my driver’s seat door open waiting for her, she will not budge from the back seat! Gracie, my black English lab, just looks at me through the glass of the back seat, waiting with her obvious tell-tale expression, like-“Look, you dumb human, I’m waiting, now open the door!” Geeze, I guess Gracie, my dog is training me. Yes, I am the dumb human, I am Gracie’s chauffeur!!!

My dog, Gracie

Bridgette~

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Depression and Dissociation

When I am in my depressive state of mind, I can not connect with anything. I completely dissociate myself, from my true self, and tend to become a totally different person. Perhaps this total disconnection is the reasoning behind the fact that when I am depressed, my anxiety level increases, because I feel like I am in a foreign world, and nothing feels comfortable. You can try to encourage me, I could win the lottery, but nothing in this state of mind would change anything. It is the most horrible place to be in, because I can not go anywhere to escape it. What triggers these depressive states, I have yet to figure out, but perhaps with this journal and time, I will be able to see some sort of pattern.

Depression is defined as: a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest, which stops you from doing your normal activities. Different types of depression exist, with symptoms ranging from relatively minor to severe. Generally, depression does not result from a single event, but from a mix of events and factors. According to: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/depression

I am not sure if I totally agree with this definition because I describe it as more of a state of being, state of mind. But, this is just my opinion from my own personal experience. If it were just a feeling, then some sort of comfort should be able to fix it, right? Perhaps that’s why there are so many pharmaceutical pills on the market. Pop a pill and you will be cured. Yeah, right! Excuse me, NO! Even an opened wound needs more than just a band aid to truly heal, also my opinion. Believe it or not, I was once a Registered Nurse here in the U.S. but that didn’t last long, because I wasn’t interested in slapping band aids on people and moving on. I believed people needed to be treated in a more holistic approach, and that’s not what the medical field wanted in my eyes. People were just numbers, and calculations. My patients were just a herd of cattle going through the gates, gates of hell. I found that if you treated people with kindness, and respect, and you actually took the time to get to know them, then their spirits would soar and they would tend to heal better not just physically but emotionally as well. So don’t give me a pill and expect me to start striving!

According to Google, the definition of dissociation is: the disconnection or separation of something from something else or the state of being disconnected. Now, I can absolutely see this with my depression. This definition explains to me why everything that I normally love, no longer holds that same feeling, and everywhere I go, feels so damn uncomfortable. Food doesn’t even have a taste to it. There seems to be no color in the world, and everything fades to black and white, or gray. If we find a way to break through this part of depression then perhaps just maybe we could actually reach someone who is depressed. Maybe, those positive words that people might be trying to encourage you with, might take on a meaning. You Think???

Now, I would like to thank each and everyone of you, for taking the time to read my pages. I am in no means a professional in the medical field at this time, and I only write from my own personal experiences. If what I have to say, and my research and experiences touch you in some way, please click below and subscribe to my blog. I will gratefully appreciate it.

Self Improvement

Bridgette~

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