Author Archives: downszdiva

About downszdiva

Freelance writer, blogger, foodie. Ph ilosopher, Jersey girl (not to be confused with the 'shore'). Pet sitter, lover of strong coffee.

Endings, and not just 2018

2018 was a pretty good year, but for me, it has been most filled with positive growth. And that growth has also been through pain. After having frustrating dealings with sharing a home (with my friend and her husband), it … Continue reading

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Aching and grieving

I tried. It wasn’t mine to make up for, but her brusque manner coupled with my nervousness n neediness made it a perfect recipe for my destruction. However, after last week, officially a week ago, I began to let go. … Continue reading

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Mutterings of Fall

It took awhile, but I’ve settled nicely into my new place. Been here a few months, and I love the peace I find, not having to answer to anyone else. I am starting a new life here, and I am … Continue reading

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Olive branch disconnect

So, last evening, I met up with *Cris (a lot of backstory in my last post). I ended to drop something business-related at her place. We talked, I mentioned my surprise at her unfriending me on Facebook, and wanted to … Continue reading

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New beginnings

Been mulling how to begin with this one. I have always been one to believe that a person has an indelible right to tell their story, from the heart, the gut, even if it makes others squirm a bit or … Continue reading

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My I can’t believe this story

It was a breezy warm April morning & I had just left our motel room on the second floor, going down for a walk and inhaling the salty Florida tropical air. I was on the third day of my vacation, … Continue reading

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Complicated…

I was reading about grief the other day, and finally found a definition to cover what I’ve been going through…complicated grief. It’s multiple deaths in a short period of time. For me, it’s not that, I am relatively at peace … Continue reading

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