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Single Mother Chronicles: Samantha Who Is Not You.

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“Samantha Who?” was an ABC sitcom that ran from 2007-2009. It chronicled a woman who gets into a car accident and develops amnesia. She completely forgets everything about herself and the people around her. Evidently, Samantha was a miserable, backstabbing, conniving female  according to her “friends”, associates and family. Through all of their eyes, she sees what type of person she is and she wants to make amends for all her past actions. It is was an interesting concept for a television show, Could you imagine only being able to live your life through the eyes of everyone else? Samantha’s life changed dramatically after the accident.

Becoming a single parent from a failed relationship, life decisions – or just dealing you a cruel blow – can seem life shattering and definitely life alternating. Ever have days when you just want to throw your hands up and quit, sleep for days, or wish that you could just start over? If given the chance would you like to develop amnesia and forget everything and every experience from before? Could you, would you want to begin your life anew like Samantha? You couldn’t change past relationships, because you wouldn’t know they existed. The people you knew before would have a vision only of how they knew you, which more than likely would be completely different from how you see yourself.

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It would be interesting to see yourself through someone else’s eyes, especially if you had no idea who they are talking about. How wounded would you be if they rejected you based on your history? When all along you believed yourself to be a pretty decent person, would their opinion of you be valid? Have you disappointed or disregarded them in the past? Are they holding a grudge, just because … you were Samantha?

I ask all of these hypothetical questions to prompt you to not only to think about what you give off to people, but also what you allow yourself to receive. Even in the depths of being a single mom, and others not understanding what you are going through, or not having help at home…you are always in control of what you give off to people.You do not have to start your life over in order to live in its altered state. Stand strong in your new role as a single parent. Everyone will have their own opinions of how they see you, but if you embrace who you are, their opinions will not have any impact on you.

Samantha, who?

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22 thoughts on “Single Mother Chronicles: Samantha Who Is Not You.”

  1. I love this. You grabbed me with the “Samantha Who?” reference– I was tré annoyed when it was cancelled. There are parts of my life that I’d like a total redo on, even if I don’t relate to the parenthood bit. What a thought provoking piece!


  2. I have never seen the show. I wonder if I can find some old episodes. Great post. I don’t think it is just failed relationships… it is failed careers, dreams, etc… We have to learn to push our own reset buttons.


  3. My grandmother always said if I only knew then what I know now. I would love to have a redo on a couple of things in life but since I can’t I’m determined to learn and do better.


  4. I watched the show a few times but yes there are some things that need to be redone. If only I had a time machine I always say. But you just have to grow from the past and move yourself in a different direction. Great post to get us thinking!


    1. Indeed Joy. People will always, until the end of time have an opinion about what one does and does not do. While some opinions of people we trust garner a second glance, the only words that should impact you fully are your own.


  5. I’ve never watched this show but I always hear how good it is! Im sure I can find it online somewhere because you’ve peaked my interest with your reference. 🙂


  6. This is a great reminder that it is impossible to relive the past but as previously mentioned, it’s up to you to press the reset button and start over!


  7. This is such an important and vital post for everyone. One thing that I’ve always asked (and still do) is that God allows me to use my platform to reach people in only a way that He can do. I just wrote a post about the importance of coming from a place of service as opposed to entitlement.


    1. Christine, one of the things about the character Samantha that I fond endearing; when she is reminded that she was not the nicest person or when she makes a statement that people cannot believe came from her mouth, she always wanted to know why and how could she fix it. Her attitude was not merely, “nope, that’s not me”, it was ” why and how can I change it.” It made the people in her life that she had mistreated want to give her a chance to be and do better. Thank you for reading.


  8. I’ve heard of the show but I never watched it. Life deal us many different situations (blows). It’s always best to just roll with the punches and embrace who you are now.


    1. Thank you for taking the time to read, Staci. I suppose we can roll with the punches or decide some things are worth throwing punches back for. The fact that we have the option to choose both or neither is a blessing.


  9. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the show, but it sounds interesting. There are a lot of things I’d like to go back and redo, but I heard a statement the other day that says we are exactly where we’re supposed to be.


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