Alone but Strong

Single mother of two beautiful girls trying to rebuild my life. One day at a time.

Monthly Archives: September, 2012


Almost two months ago I posted about my goal of running a 10k under 50 min. Well, I did run it two weeks ago but I didn’t make it under 50 min… I’m still very happy, my result was 51 min 22 sec. Neither of my two friends that were going to do it with me even ran it. …

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I’ve come to the realization that I’m still very angry. I’ve spent this weekend trying to figure out why I’m angry and at what, at who? Is it the ex? Is it myself? Is it the situation? But I needed to figure this out, because I’ve started taking it out on the kids… And that …

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My Baby Turns 5 Today!

My baby, my wonderful little girl, is turning 5 years old today. I can’t even imagine where the time went. I remember it like yesterday when we brought her home from the hospital. Her sister was 17 months and my then mother-in-law had been staying with her while we were in the hospital. I can …

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Do I Dare Look Too Closely at My Life?

In my previous post I talked about figuring out what I like and what I don’t like. The problem was that the questions that started to pop up in my head were scary: Do I want to live in a big house? Do I like having a garden? Am I cut out to be a mother? Why …

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Trying to Figure Out What I Like

Yesterday I had my youngest daughter’s birthday party at the house. As I was baking the cupcakes in the morning I also wanted to make some cookies. So I went into my pantry and looked at what I had. A friend of mine has recently moved back to Sweden so she gave me what she had …

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Some days I’m really happy that my girls are still so young that they don’t understand what their dad does. Maybe it’s only me, overreacting again, I don’t know, what do you think? Next week is our youngest daughter’s 5th birthday on Friday. She was supposed to spend the night before at his house, wake up …

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Getting Back on the Trail

Me and the ex used to go on day hike before the kids were born. We would build our vacations around hiking, we brought gear almost everywhere we went to sneak in a hike. I love the feeling, being out for hours walking in the woods or desert, up and down mountains. Since the kids were born, we’ve taken them …

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