My apologies for the brevity this week. The past week has had me thinking heavily of the end of life, and what there is to show for our lives, and I'm struggling to translate these thoughts and feelings to coherent words. My grandfather is in his last weeks with us, having spent 2 years without … Continue reading At Sunset
As I was heading towards the end of my work day last Thursday, I started getting a bunch of Twitter notifications on my phone. I got to a pausing point and checked to see what was going on, and it turns out that the amazingly sweet Fiona of like as the waves nominated me for … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award!
This week held 2 very different anniversaries in my life. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 was the 2nd anniversary of my grandma (Grams) being called home to Christ. Tomorrow, August 4th, is my official 10th anniversary at work. Because of scheduling and whatnot, though my co-workers took me out to celebrate on the 1st. This led … Continue reading Living in Contrast
This week, in a very circuitous session with my therapist, our discussion ranged from what I did last weekend to what my friends group looks like, and have looked like in the past. To be honest, high school and college I socialized with far more people than I do now, but even then, my “close” … Continue reading Staying Busy and Relaxing
I never thought writing a post celebrating progress that I’ve made so far would be so difficult, but, this week, it’s a hard one. There’s been a lot going on, and, at this point, I am focusing mostly on managing my reactions, figuring out why they’re hitting as hard as they can, and containing the … Continue reading Celebrating Victories #3
“A non-writing writer is, in fact, a monster courting insanity.” - Franz Kafka One of the reasons I started this blog is because I’ve missed writing. I went to college to get a degree in writing, and I haven’t used it at all. In fact, since I’ve graduated from college, I’ve perpetually struggled to get … Continue reading Rediscovering My Voice
We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem. - Douglas Adams What is normal? I mean, really? Growing up, my mom and I would talk and theorize that everyone in the world is actually weird. The way we saw it, the vast majority of … Continue reading What is Normal?
Everyone needs to have at least one happy place, a place where you can just exhale and not worry about life for awhile. I tend to classify mine as everyday happy places, where I can relax after a hard day, but where it feels like a brief pause, and then the big, super relaxing happy … Continue reading My Happy Place
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” - The Princess Bride “I’m fine.” What does that mean, really? I mean, at least for me, when I’m actually doing alright, I’ll say so. Or, maybe I’ll even say I’m OK, or I’m good. What does “fine” even … Continue reading “Fine” is a 4-Letter Word
“A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself.” - Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead Sometimes, I “should” all over myself, and it leads to a noisy mess in my head. Let me explain. I am a naturally curious person, and I have a pretty … Continue reading Noisy Thoughts