Carrie Cotton

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

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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The girl in the picture is me. Three years ago. When I first jumped into health and fitness for myself.  After struggling for years with low self esteem, lacking confidence in myself. I jumped in.  I worked out. Watched what I ate.  Now I look at that picture and wonder what happened to that girl …

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“You’re such a difficult person to get along with.” Those words were written in my grade eight yearbook by a teacher I really liked. A teacher I THOUGHT liked me. Those words have stuck with me to this day.  At the time, I felt a bit crushed by the weight of them. It made me …

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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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