Acamea Deadwiler

Writer. Dreamer. Professional Creative.

Archive for the tag “Inspiration”

For Those Who Stand in the Rain Because You Don’t Trust the Sun

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We believe pain and sadness without a second thought. When we’re hurting, we don’t question if it’s real. When someone does something to upset us, we don’t usually wait and see before allowing ourselves to feel that emotion.

Yet, when something good happens — when something is done to make us smile or bring us joy, we’re skeptical. We question the motive and wonder if it will last. We may allow ourselves to feel brief moments of joy or gratitude, but we’re often then waiting for the other shoe to drop. We move on to looking for the bad that we feel is sure to follow.

Under the guise of being realistic, we question everything positive that happens in our lives. We can meet a genuinely good, kind person of admirable integrity, and we’ll spend time searching for what’s wrong with them. We don’t believe it. We call them ‘too good to be true.’ And sometimes they are. That saying exists for a reason. But, sometimes they’re not. We engage in self-sabotage and block our own blessings out of an inability to simply accept them.

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Stop Settling for Less in Life

By Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

Even the longest life is far too short to not live fully. We have this one shot to make it good, yet frequently accept much less than we’ve envisioned. We go to a car dealership having decided that we want a black convertible, but leave with a green station wagon. We head into a job interview knowing that we have the experience and skillset to request a $100K annual salary, yet we sign an offer for $50,000 a year. Claiming that we want a fulfilling, healthy, romantic relationship, we continue to make questionable dating decisions and find ourselves with people that stress us out, hurt us, and offer very little of what we look for in a partner.

Why do we settle for significantly less than we desire in any aspect of our lives? Continue reading on medium.com.

Being Comfortable Being You

By Lidya Nada on Unsplash

I remember intentionally flunking an eye exam when I was a kid. My mother took my brother and me to the optometrist for a routine eye test and I had decided that I was not going to pass it this time. Why? Because I wanted to wear glasses.

So, when the doctor sat me behind whatever that massive machine is called that’s connected to what appears to be an intricate set of binoculars, I faked it. … Continue reading on medium.com.

Around Town

Appearance on the FOX news show “MORE”

Cleveland kidnapping victims

Discussing the Cleveland kidnapping victims’ YouTube video and our ability to overcome.

Life, Love, and Lack Thereof – Memoir

Acamea’s acclaimed memoir follows her through the fall-out, the recovery, and the redemption from a uniquely significant event in her childhood. Now out of print.

 

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