Category: *Twenty-Twenty-One

HOPE

Original Post Date: July 28, 2021

INTRODUCTION

I often quote famous movies that inspire my soul, for example “Let Good Thoughts Be Your Sword and Shield” Vida Boheme Too Wong Foo Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar. Or “I’m Sorry But Earth Is Closed Today” Iron Man/Tony Stark Avengers Infinity War. In some strange way these quotes often tell a tale of how I’m feeling, you know, very relatable. Stick with me on this. I promise it will make sense in the end. Hello I’m Sunny Larue known as the Professional Martini Drinking Blogger and today’s blog post is inspired by relatable quotes.

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THE RIDE

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INTRODUCTION

The past eighteen months has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. As twenty-twenty-one comes to an end, I thought about my last blog post of the year. It’s a toss up between my Chum, Covid-19 or the major events of twenty-twenty-one that had my emotions spinning. I decided to be very candid and try to articulate this rollercoaster ride of a year. I hit many peaks some brought on by the events of the year and some brought on by personal events.

Kingda Ka
World Tallest Rollercoast
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Hello all you wizards of words, I’m Sunny Larue known as the Professional Martini Drinking Blogger and today’s blog post is inspired by the constant rollercoaster ride of bipolarism. We all saw the “Vraylar” commercial; (Vraylar is not a sponsor or affiliated with this website and blog) you know the one about the ups and downs of mood swings associated with depression and bipolarism using rollercoaster to articulate the behavior. That’s exactly how I feel. Imagine you’re at an amusement park and the tallest, fastest rollercoaster is this 3 minute giga-coaster with speeds of one hundred mph. You’re anticipating a ride that you think you’re in control of but in reality the whole experience is out of your control. 

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A True Story of Inhumane Abuse on a Child, Neglect and the Courage it took too Shatter My Silence on Childhood Trauma, Family Secrets and an Ongoing Investigation into Unsolved Murders! My name is Cathy Mellen and this is my True Story starting in 1975 Lowell, Massachusetts….

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A NEW PROSPECTIVE

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide or self harm, contact the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Staffers are there ready to help you get back on track. Remember you are not ALONE!

INTRODUCTION

As twenty-twenty-one comes to a close I was thinking of what would be my last blog post of the year? I had four blogs in the can but none of them feel rights to post. I got to thinking about the holidays and the range of emotion that comes with. There’s two holidays I always look forward to Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Thanksgiving is the holidays I spend with the family.  It’s a big reunion of multiple generations gathering to celebrate love. New Year’s Eve I spend with my other family my friends. We usually be on some magical adventure driving to a destination but as of late with Covid still running wild the last two New Years have been low-key and I doubt this year will be any different. Hello I’m Sunny known as the professional martini drinking blogger and today’s blog is inspired the feeling of what holiday seasons means. Let’s explore.

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TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Green, Green, Green nothing but green lights straight ahead. We got the green light to Go, Go, Go. No time for red lights. No time to stop for once I can see everything clearly. Sorrow sweet sorrow is never far behind today she’s outta of my mind.

Driving down open roads no traffic to block the view. My foot pushing faster on the gas pedal speeding up to a natural high I’m really digging this ride.

Taking a long ride up the coastal highway windows rolled down and hair flying freely wildly in the brisk sea air there’s nothing better in this moment than riding high with loved ones.

This blog is inspired by writing prompt 107 write about Love and Driving

Word Count: 125

SLIP OF THE TONGUE

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide of self harm, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Staffers are there ready to help you get back on track. Remember you are not Alone.

Momma use to tell me to stop relax think before I speak. Use my words carefully to articulate my frustration otherwise what I’m attempting to express will get lost in translation. Momma also would say words is like a sharp knife, use them wickedly and they can cut you. In today society it’s very difficult to explain an unpopular point of view without being offensive or taken out of context. Why are our words so hard to articulate?

Even the most famous authors have a hard time expressing an opinion within context.  You would think it would be easy for someone who writes for a living to express their opinion in a meaningful way. We all have been in situations where a slip of the tongue gets you into hot water. However to intentionally go on a social media campaign about transgenders rights and not expect any blowback is a whole different ball game.

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NAME , IDENTITY, ONE RULE

SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY

Music is one way most people struggling with mental health use as a tool to help navigate through dark times. With #covid19 nearly putting an end to touring the only way musicians get recognized is through word or mouth and social media. Please support the music community by purchasing new music and subscribing to their social media and channels. You can also show your support by following their music on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music or wherever music is streaming.

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INTRODUCTION

What’s in a name? I often wonder why or how people received unique and unusual names. The stories behind nicknames or birth names have always been interesting. I get questioned a lot about both.  I’m ready to share how I acquired the nickname of Sunny Larue.  Larue is my birth middle name. Yes I know it means “the street” in French but Sunny that’s a story. When asked about my nickname, I give that perfect I’m okay with you being so intrusive smile but really I’m very uncomfortable with your inquiry then my reply “It’s because of my smile”. Truthfully honest I hated both names because both names overtime have become identified with “my chum” aka bipolar. However in time with a lot of therapy and hard work I learned to accept what is giving to me. In this acceptance I taught myself the one rule that prevents the painful outside world into my head space. A rule I recently broke.

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SO-LONG

INTRODUCTION

This blog post is inspired by my puppy Franz Rocket Skywalker or lil’bit. Death is never easy to face especially when you fight to stay. Sometimes letting go is far better than suffering. Death will come knocking again and again until one day she’ll come knocking for us. I’m learning it’s not how, when or where you die that matters. It’s how you lived that counts.

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REALITY CHECK

INTRODUCTION

Today I cried. My tears came as a surprise to think about the year twenty-twenty as something to cry over. Yes, like most people I have lost something but is the loss worth these tears? My heart took the blow too hard and heavy. However, my head is standing rock solid not to be suede either way. I don’t know why such things are so difficult to face. I don’t know why it’s so hard to let go. I don’t know why it’s so hard to forgive. I don’t know why we choose to hold on to pain, anger and loss. Hello all your rocker and rollers of words, today’s blog post is inspired by the emotions of holding on to pain, anger while dealing with grief, loss and learning how to forgive and to let go.


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