I’m Reading Out to You

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Remember driving around in my Cavalier learning street names? You’d hear this song & playfully start blaring out, singing to it! It still makes me smile.

All you have to do is reach out. I’d really love to talk to you.

KerryReneeRalsten@gmail.com

Free But Stuck

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I’m all mixed up in my head right now. I can’t explain everything.

I’m unsure and sure at the same time. I regret nothing but have learned so much.

I’m not one to dwell, but some things I can’t let go of yet. They’re unfinished. Some things are absolutely finished and saying goodbye to them is amazing.

I’m free but stuck.

Darkness

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Is it the darkness or what you can’t see in the darkness that scares you?

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Doug’s Anniversary Gift

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There are a lot of things I’d change about this song, but it’s real…flaws & all. This is a cover of Thompson Square’s “If I Didn’t Have You,” that was recorded by my brother-in-law Nick & myself. He played the guitar for it as well. Doug LOVES it. That’s all that matters. 💖

It’s the first time I’ve EVER recorded ANYTHING. DO NOT HATE!

Happy Anniversary Doug. I love you babe.

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History’s Impact

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Ever since I was a “pre-teen” & read “The Diary of Anne Frank,” for the first time, a HUGE chunk of my heart has been captivated. It’s been captivated by her, by the horrific events that took place during WWII & The Holocaust.

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I’ve read countless books, autobiographies, historical information, visited museums, watched documentaries…and I still can’t fathom any of the chaos.

I don’t understand & I very highly doubt I ever will, but I’m my father’s daughter (hands down!) & history is so important to me. I want to know as much as possible. I will continue searching & learning. Most people roll their eyes when it comes to history, but I’m like a puppy who hears a dog whistle – my ears perk up & my eyes widen.

History IS important! If we don’t know what happened previously & try our hardest to make sense of it, we are doomed to repeat our mistakes.

When something tugs at your heart the way The Holocaust, WWII & Anne Frank have tugged at mine, it means you should look into it. It’s tugging for a reason. I haven’t discovered the reason my tug-of-war yet, but I won’t stop.

My family ancestry consists of  Scottish, Irish, Polish & German decent. So there is definitely some contradiction in there. I want to know about my ancestors. I started with my mom’s side, which is INCREDIBLY Polish & found that her mom lived in a tiny house in Pennsylvania with loads of relatives & spoke Polish during her childhood. The Depression was VERY hard on everyone & that was here in America. I have no idea what happened to our family back in Poland!

Who knows what else has happened within my family?

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Coloring Anxiety

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Of all the things I’ve tried to help with my anxiety, “color by number” apps on my phone were not the answers I expected to accidently find.

They’re fun, they’re tedious, they get me to focus on the task that I’m doing and not everything else that is normally floating around in my head and they’re free.

Who’d a thunk?

So, I took some screenshots of some of the pictures I’ve completed, and I’ve got the names of the apps I’ve downloaded for those who may want to try it. I seriously recommend it!

“Pixel Art” & “No.Color”

These pictures are from “Pixel Art.”

These pictures are from “No.Color.”

I’m amazed at how much these apps have helped.

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