Author Archives: Tired Little Birdie

About Tired Little Birdie

Daydreaming is one of the best parts of my day, aside from running around with my mini-man. I am a single mom, a Ph.D., a teacher, a professional, a writer, a photographer, and generally a mess. Life is spontaneous and beautiful and heartbreaking and I am here writing about it all. Some days are more serious than others, but all in all, we are all just winging it through life.

Strength … and weakness

I have been in a weak phase of my life, for at least five to seven years now.  I have managed a great deal of strength during certain times: pregnancy/childbirth (he was 9 pounds, okay?), separating, jobs, disrespect, misogyny, etc. … Continue reading

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My battle with Perfectionism

In my overall search for the “answers” in life, I have come to one very uncomfortable conclusion:  I am a perfectionist.  I knew this already, but I did not necessarily understand perfectionism itself.  I sat down with a few books … Continue reading

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On the eve of a big day …

My one and only mini-man turns five tomorrow.  Five years old.  It happened quicker than I thought.  I am torn between my pride and love for him and my sadness that it is going by too fast.  I don’t want … Continue reading

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The closet …

I am going out on a limb here, I am uncomfortable, and I’m already tearing up.  There was an article I read about emotional writing and how it can help aid healing from something traumatic to you.  So, here is … Continue reading

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The fire inside

I was born with a fire inside. As a child, I was scared a lot. I was afraid of losing love. I can’t explain how it started, but it was there and present throughout my youth. Because of that, the … Continue reading

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Three strikes, I’m out

I had to do three things that I thought were impossible today.  I did not want to do any of them really, but now I have and I am about as raw, beaten, and exhausted as I have ever been. … Continue reading

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Nature, anxiety, wind, and a sore bum

Being in nature is the best medicine one could ask for.  Sitting, walking, running, etc., outdoors and being present in your experience helps you to realize you are a part of a whole, integral and powerful.  Yet, the problems you … Continue reading

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