My New Years Resolution is to Watch Every Nicolas Cage Movie: Best Decision Ever.

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It took me 9 screenshots to capture his entire filmography.

Warning: This may contain spoilers.

First off, let me say, I’ve always been a fan.

I have nothing but love for his work. I loved Nicolas Cage before he became an icon of “eccentric famous person.” He’s been a central, or starring character in some of the best movies of all time.

What would the nineties be without him? Not nearly as imaginative, I’ll say.

In my opinion, any movie is made better by an appropriate use of his vast talent.


The Man Who Molested Me Died Today: My Mom Found His Body

I knew this would happen, but always expected to feel differently.

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Photo by Scott Evans on Unsplash

I haven’t talked to anyone about it yet. Not anyone but my sister who was with my mom when she called 911.

I used to talk about how I would throw a party when he died.

I expected to hear this sound of trumpets in my head and I would be free of this monster who hung around for over 25 years.

I did have a reason for my grudge.

My father died when I was 4 and he started dating my mom when I was 5.

During this time, when…


Living with Crippling Anxiety: A Beginners Guide

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I’ve had severe anxiety and panic since the age of eight.

I have adapted to it, but have no cure.

2020 is a year where a lot of people are stressed out and there are a lot of “what-ifs” floating around. Even the average person without an anxiety disorder is prone to a panic attack or two.

There are some things that I wish I knew about my anxiety years ago that would have helped me function at a much more optimum level. …


I’ve been on a google-review kick lately.

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Photo By Jon Schnobrich on Unsplash

I love saying nice things about the businesses I spend time at.

I’ve always wanted to be that person. Until now, I never have.

Often over the years I would be impressed after an experience at a restaurant or other venue and say to myself, “I should leave a nice review”

Until this year I never have. Not once.

I just “never got around to it”

I used to work in hospitality. I KNOW how much reviews matter.

Right now, they matter even more because people are being careful with their money.

If I see a business with 3.3 stars when I search online, I’m sketched out a bit and don’t even usually read all of the…


When You’re Going Through Something Impossible To Talk About.

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Photo by Lilian Dibbern on Unsplash

I’m a talker.

Such a talker.

My whole life has been a journey to master the art of explaining myself.

I talk with substance, I read my audience, and I’m generally loved by the people in my life.

Still, I’m a person who abundantly shares.

If you’re a talker like me, when you’re going through something no one else could possibly understand, you feel suffocated.

I have friends and family who care a lot, I am a person who pretty much always has someone to talk to.

But, the things I’m going through just aren’t things you talk about.

I know it.

I…


The Second Time I Died And Came Back: What Its Like Getting Hit By A Drunk Driver

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Photo by Matthew T Rader on Unsplash.

From the moment we come to consciousness our clocks are inherently set.

As we age, we are taught that our time on this planet will end eventually.

Someday…

Sometime…

Mortality is a mystery of our existence and it plagues us with questions that can never be answered by the living.

For some it’s scary, for others it’s fascinating, and there are plenty that just don’t bother to think about it.

Some people are given the opportunity to understand just how abruptly that clock can stop…


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Photo by Stephen Leonardi on Unsplash

We live in a hard time. It’s easy to be hopeless, and it’s easy to let fear and misery be the overriding feeling.

I choose to keep fighting the good fight.

When people hear my story, it’s full of abuse, violence and tragedy. Most people often do not understand how I live with the optimism I do.

I learned a long time ago that harvesting negative energy takes more out of me than harvesting the good.

One does not have to be delusional in order to appreciate what they have, even in times of duress.

1. Humanity is full of joys.

I know this.

When bad…


“I’ve Learned to Love the Hollow Feeling” and Other Stories of Anorexia

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Photo by Jairo Alzate on Unsplash.

Hello, My Name Is Dawn and I’ve been Anorexic for as long as I can remember.

I’m tragically obsessed with being thin.

I have been under 100 pounds multiple times in life due to my own specific sabotage of my diet and I have been most satisfied with my appearance during those times.

I lie if I have to, to make sure people don’t assume it’s my fault that I have become this thin.

“Busy at work… just getting too many steps I guess.”

“I think it’s these…

Dawn Fullerton

Born in Oklahoma, raised in Southern California. She loves cats, the natural world and the little things that make it magical. Dawnfullertonstory@yahoo.com

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