About Caitlin Gramley

I write flash fiction and poetry. I also blog about mental health and OCD. #OCDvocate for the #IOCDF

Day 26 : The Truth is…

With a potty training 3 year old it is inevitable that when you are making dinner and you begin chopping onions or have your hands in raw meat, she WILL have to poop and she WILL need assistance right NOW.

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“The truth is” – A daily post where I share a truth. It could be something personal, it could be something funny, or something totally random…you never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I just feel like putting things out there…and here seemed like the best place to do it.

Day 25 : The Truth is…

Sundays are always hard for me.

Sunday is the day I have to force myself to go to church, a place I used to feel so comfortable. Now my OCD has me so confused. It latches on to normal doubt and makes it feel so real. I have to fight the voices/thoughts and pretend everything is ok.

I am a fraud.

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“The truth is” – A daily post where I share a truth. It could be something personal, it could be something funny, or something totally random…you never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I just feel like putting things out there…and here seemed like the best place to do it.

The Space In Between

 

It’s hollow here

In the space between

Where I am and where I want to be

I can’t seem to shine enough

To keep the dark corners from creeping

Maybe I should just fade to nothing

Let the black envelope me

I’m so tired today

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This poem was written for MLMM’s Sunday prompt: Limbo

Day 24 : The Truth is…

I hate butterflies.

I know they are seen as a symbol of “new life” or “new beginnings” but I look at them and see the ugly truth covered up by a pretty mask. They still have ugly bug bodies under those wings. They are still creepy bugs.

You can’t always trust something/someone who puts on a pretty show. It’s what’s hidden underneath that counts.

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“The truth is” – A daily post where I share a truth. It could be something personal, it could be something funny, or something totally random…you never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I just feel like putting things out there…and here seemed like the best place to do it.

Day 23 : The Truth is…

Sometimes a new haircut and a meal out by yourself is all you need to melt off a little stress.

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“The truth is” – A daily post where I share a truth. It could be something personal, it could be something funny, or something totally random…you never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I just feel like putting things out there…and here seemed like the best place to do it.

Day 22 : The Truth is…

I can’t stand to be called “young lady”. It makes me feel like a child. And since I still get mistaken for a teenager as a 32 year old women,  it happens often. And I am afraid that one of these days I’m going to lash out in an angry rage but for now I just bite my tongue and smile and pretend it doesn’t bother me.

 

 

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“The truth is” –  A daily post where I share a truth. It could be something personal, it could be something funny, or something totally random…you never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I just feel like putting things out there…and here seemed like the best place to do it.

Day 21 : The Truth is…

As of today I am down 4lbs! 24lbs to go!

 

 

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“The truth is” –  A daily post where I share a truth. It could be something personal, it could be something funny, or something totally random…you never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I just feel like putting things out there…and here seemed like the best place to do it.

 

 

 

Day 20 : The Truth is… Once in a while – A #Poem

Once in a while

I feel the need to escape

I want crawl out of my skin

and become something else

roam the wild

see what there is to see

be something different

if only for a little while

a break from being me

 

© Caitlin Gramley

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This was written in response to two prompts: Quadrille #96: Wild Monday and Christine’s Daily Writing Prompt: Once

 

 

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“The truth is” –  A daily post where I share a truth. It could be something personal, it could be something funny, or something totally random…you never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I just feel like putting things out there…and here seemed like the best place to do it.

 

 

Day 19 : The Truth is…

Lately, “FRUSTRATED” has been the only adjective to describe my daily state-of-being…

 

 

 

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“The truth is” –  A daily post where I share a truth. It could be something personal, it could be something funny, or something totally random…you never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I just feel like putting things out there…and here seemed like the best place to do it.

 

Day 18 : The Truth is…

Today my middle child turned 8.

He is passionate, energetic, and an over-thinker.

To be completely honest, he is my most difficult child. I struggle some days to get through to him, to relate to him. We both have anxiety but our anxieties couldn’t be more different, So I have trouble understanding his insecurities even though I struggle too.

But I still love him, and will continue my journey as his mom.

Happy birthday, dear son. Mommy loves you.

 

 

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“The truth is” is a daily post where I share a truth. It could be  something personal, it could be something funny, or something totally random…you never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I just feel like putting things out there…and here seemed like the best place to do it.