Carrie Cotton

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

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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There’s a quote I love that says “God is up to something or the devil wouldn’t be fighting you this hard.” I think God must be up to something really big, because it feels like the whole universe is against me. My sixteen year old pushing boundaries, just being a teenager who wants to do …

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I caught myself staring at my legs recently.  More accurately, the vericose veins that decorate them like a road map. “Uggg.  I wish I could get rid of these. “  Then I remembered, my mom had them too. It’s a way of feeling connected in some strange way. I still wished they weren’t quite so …

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“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” I don’t know who said it, but I keep those words close to my heart. I used to live with high expectations of those around me.  I would expect the impossible, and I think I did it to avoid the disappointment before it happened.  In my mind nothing would ever …

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I’m having one of “those” days.  The ones you can’t seem to escape from. Despite every effort – everything that happens seemed destined to defeat you. One of those days when even your wardrobe seems out to get you.  Everything in my closet giving off this “tone” that screams “fashion disaster”, reminding me how little …

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Do you believe in “types”? I used to live by my horoscope and astrological sign.  I knew all there was to know what it meant to be a Libra.  I embraced all that was good, and ignored the bad. (smile) Peacemaker. Indecisive. All about balance. Detached. Superficial.  Romantic. Someone recently introduced me to a new …

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