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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I used to think I knew what love was, and my thoughts were big and bold and grandiose. They were stereotypical.  Driven by big Hollywood movies, and magazine articles. I was insecure, and lacked confidence to begin with. So when I got into a real relationship, I had some pretty unrealistic expectations.  I was afraid …

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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 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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Let me tell you right off the bat – I love my kids. More than words can express. I love my kids. I love their uniqueness. I love their quirks. What I don’t love is the stuff they don’t prepare you for.  I don’t love the struggles. The battles. The head to head competition. My …

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