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It is time

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photo credit: Pink Sherbert

Dear Shelley,

OK, it has been a month now… I honestly am trying to get over this thing called, “panic.” I just don’t understand how someone so “together” could snap in a matter of weeks! I have tried to forgive and move on, even “burned a list.” I am writing a “bucket list” so I can have things I’d like to look forward to doing, and then DO them! I know I have a lot on my plate but it is OK, one day at a time… I just have to move forward, one day at a time.

I have so many friends, in person and on the net, which I have avoided not intentionally but it has just been “easier” to stay away then “talk.” I’m really not one for sharing allll of my life… Just bits and pieces… I never want to be “that friend.”

Anyhow, you know you have a lot going on… Lots good, some unresolved but trying to move on, OK Mr. Panic, can you please find comfort in someone else’s home or mind or wherever or however you hoped into mine, I’d really really like to move on.. I’m busy… and would like to get back to “living” my life!

Yours truly,
Shelley Ellen

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Shelley Kramm is the founder and editor of I'm Still Standing and The DC Ladies. Learn more about her and her inspirational family here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and on

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  1. So sorry you are dealing with this! I will be praying! Are you a believer?

  2. Having dealt with panic issues from time to time, I can relate. Do what you can do and ignore the rest. One breath at a time, friend. I'm also working on a bucket list! I need something to look forward to, so this is a great idea!

  3. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and YOU WILL SUCCEED!! Some days we get physically tired of the walking, the climbing, the one foot in front of the other bit, so once in awhile it's ok to take a break and rest.

    You will do it, yes you can!


  4. Hi – I am asking for fellow bloggers to visit my site in hopes that we can find a match for a young girl that desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. Would be great if you could visit today too. Thank you. Kelly
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  5. Oh Shelley, I feel so badly. I've always known you to be such a strong mama, but it is good to see you are human! Anything in particular got you losing it? Or just an overall general feeling? I've been there, twice in my life and remember it well. I do hope things get better for you soon!

  6. PS: I just watched that little slideshow and I love it. How precious! I can't believe your daughter graduated from college! Congratulations.