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Paula Salmon
North Carolina
I'm a mother, business owner, lover of people and roller derby
Interests: relationships, roller derby, crafts, movies and music
Recent Activity
Eating my dinner of protein packed vanilla fresh shake and oven roasted green beans. Day 1 of 3-day refresh is almost done and I have stayed true to the schedule! May get a little tougher as night time is my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Paula in Progress
As you may know, I have been participating in a six month since February and I have a few more pounds to lose before the final weigh-in on Monday. I’ve had six months to lose 10% of my body... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Paula in Progress
Thank you for your kind words Mary. How are things going? I'm plugging along and am mostly keeping on track...I do have my moments of weakness and try not to beat myself up for them. It's important to lean on each other for strength. I truly appreciate your words of encouragement and for sharing your story!
For years I've been telling myself (and my therapist) that I am addicted to food. She completely agreed with me and tried to help me love myself as I often cried and mourned over what I so desperately wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Paula in Progress
Walking onto the short pier, feeling the sun-warmed wood on bare feet, my soul already begins to relax As it remembers what always happens at the end of a pier. My soul’s toes curl around the ends of the planks,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Paula in Progress
Let's be honest. Roller Derby can be exhausting and overwhelming both mentally and physically. It can be depressing, frustrating, maddening, thick with drama, criminal and chaotic, and that's even before you've laced up your skates. Please don't mistake my honesty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Paula in Progress
I'm going to get right to the point....there are no manuals, not even a website or a blog post that I could find that gave advice on how to transition to having my boyfriend spend the night, while my own... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Paula in Progress
I admit it. As a young girl, I never once considered the possibility that I would be the mother of boys instead of girls. Not one time. Ever. Fate had other plans for me and here I sit before you... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Paula in Progress
You can get blog updates by liking my facebook page Paula in Progress. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Paula in Progress
Looking back, I find that I have always had a fondness for writing, especially when it came to matters of the heart. Be it friends, lovers, family or just my observations....I enjoy writing about people. My earliest attempt at authoring... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Paula in Progress
I had every intention of writing this week's blog about my experiences as a victim of emotional abuse. I wanted to tell the world my story because I know there are too many stories like mine, even worse than mine,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Paula in Progress
In the late 1800’s some “experts” in the field of infant care decided that cuddling and holding babies was a primitive practice and that a hands-off approach was much better for raising children. Subsequently, a new epidemic appeared where seemingly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Paula in Progress
I like myself...I really do. It's taken me a long time to come to this point in the road. I'm far from perfect. I know I'm a messy person, I can be opinionated, scatter brained and it's hard for me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Paula in Progress
"Derby love is the best kind of love" reads a recent facebook post from one teammate to another. It was part of a cutesy little back and forth they had going between each other, in which other members of our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Paula in Progress
About 4 years ago I made a list of who my perfect boyfriend would be. I had things like Funny Tall A little goofy Outdoorsy Likes to watch sports (especially UNC Tarheels) Social Likes music, reading and movies Enjoys traveling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Paula in Progress
When I left my ex-husband, the last thing I wanted to do was be in a relationship again, EVER. I would never again give my heart over to a man who was just going to exhaust me mentally, emotionally and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at Paula in Progress
Roller Derby Insiders spend most of their public time convincing people that the roller derby of today is not the roller derby of yesteryear. But is it not? At its core, roller derby is still about hitting people and knocking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Paula in Progress
Some say "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone", but I say "You know exactly what you've got now because of what's gone from then....thank God!" Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Paula in Progress
Paula Salmon is now following Nancy Wethington
Jan 18, 2013
A list (in no particular order) of things I've learned I've learned (or relearned) in the last week. Nobody can ever replace your Granny, and it's a special kind of hurt when you know her days on earth are soon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Paula in Progress
Knowing each day that the sun will come up, Yet still being amazed at every glorious sunrise And so it is with him Knowing that each time we meet I will feel his breath on my lips Each moment of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at Paula in Progress
For weeks I have been brewing a blog post in my head about women and voting. I know what I want to say, but organizing and writing it in a way that is meaningful and effective has been a stumbling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2012 at Paula in Progress
I wish I could accurately describe what it feels like to be addicted to food. If I could be like the vampire Jasper in the book series "Twilight" and thrust my emotions to each person who ever wondered why a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at Paula in Progress
Fear. Fear is an invisible cage that you put yourself in. Fear of rejection. Fear of humiliation. Fear of failure. Fear binds you into not living the life you deserve. Fear traps you into despair and barres you from joy.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at Paula in Progress
So you're a new granny, just passed assessments and gearing up for your first bout? Are you looking for a way to ease the fear that threatens to make you pee your pants at the thought of actually public?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Paula in Progress