The "I Should Have Known" Mantra

The statement of "I should have known" made me question things about myself that felt impossible to change. It made me feel like my own personal smoke detector was completely broken. The fact of the matter was that for YEARS, I didn't even smell the slightest hint of smoke when the flames were spreading like wildfire.

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A Million Questions

At least one other woman has the same questions as you. You are not alone. These are hard, they mattered at many different times, but they won't always hold all the weight they once did. Regardless of the answers, at some point, put these questions to bed. See that the answers don't exist, they may not matter, or there is a logical answer that comes forth with time and reflection.

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"You can't seem to separate the past from the future"

I'm going to take a moment to break down why these words are irritating, and why they only serve the person who says them. "You can't seem to separate the past from the future."  I don't want to, because it's a raw and real part of who I am. And, I suppose, the most bothersome part is the fact that you so easily can. 

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