Carrie Cotton

Just a Girl In The World Sharing The Ups and Downs of a Messy Life

I used to tell myself, that if a certain “thing” happened, I would never survive. I used to tell myself if a certain “thing” happened, I would NOT tolerate it. I would not forgive it. I would not be able to go on with my life. Yet, here I am. Living and breathing.  Going on …

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Oh I had it bad. As Joyce Meyer calls it – a case of “stinkin’ thinkin’ “. I was totally caught up in the negative. It didn’t take long either.  A quick comment from a friend that came across as negative and judgemental toward me, in an awkward situation where I was already feeling unsure …

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I spend so much time staring at this picture. On the day my world was rocked to the core, I find myself staring again.  29 years ago half my family was killed in a car accident.  29 years ago, and this date still has the ability to shake me. 29 years ago, a Saturday.  My …

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“You finally found all your courage to let it all go” It’s one of my favourite lines from one of my favourite bands – The Cure.  From the song Pictures of You.  Listening to the song on repeat tonight, amazed by how  that song has taken on a completely different meaning for me now then …

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I thought about you today, but wish I didn’t. It was only because of a news story about a man who killed a woman, who was given full parole and released after just 17 years.  The woman who died was only twenty one years old.  Her family has had to relive the devastation over and …

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An invitation came up last week to a high school reunion being planned. For those who graduated between 1987 and 1989. Which is me. I graduated in 1989. Gulp. How can that have been 30 years ago? I’m not entirely sure I want to go back to that period in time. No, it wasn’t terrible. …

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