Let me start off by stating a few things, for the record: I am a 32 year old white female who knows very little about my own culture, such as it is. My parents immigrated from England in the late 70s and became citizens in the early 80s. I was born here. I don’t know … More Culturally Appropriate
Moving halfway across the country was kind of a big deal for me. I know, I just blew your minds. I know it was a big thing for my kids, for Ryan, for the dogs even. For me, the move brought with it a realization that I was completely and utterly lost as a person, … More Complexity
So, let me tell you how my day went. Everything I am about to say actually happened. Today. I wake up after my second alarm and can’t go back to sleep because my stupid brain decides to remind me about a thing happening at work and I have to deal with an anxiety attack. It … More Just a Normal Day
I had what can best be described as a depression attack today. At first I wondered if it was an anxiety attack or panic attack, and I’m not actually sure if those things are the same things, but after self-diagnosing via Google I realized that I didn’t have a lot of those symptoms. The best, … More To people living with living with living with…
I think I had a mental breakdown recently. Or I’ve been having a constant mental breakdown for a few years and I finally snapped. What it comes down to is, I think, that I’m lost. I don’t know who I am. I’m not proud of anything I’ve done. I don’t know what I want to … More Now what?
Depression manifests itself in different ways for different people. Words are hard. Hopefully someone understands what I’m trying to say there. … More Brain space
I hate myself. You wouldn’t think it to look at me. From the outside, I seem like a happy person. I joke, I laugh, I smile, I make snarky comments. I talk to people, I socialize. I put on a very good game face. … More The “…” days
How about those election results, eh? Pretty…surprising…all around? I’m not actually here to talk about that. I’m just exhausted by all of it at this point. I can see how it sucked from both sides of the aisle, I’ve made my peace with those who voted differently than I did. I’m trying to remain optimistic … More News and the information age
Alright everyone. Sit down and listen. If you’re offended by what follows, then I’m talking to you. If you aren’t, then I’m not. That’s the only half-assed apology I’m going to make for this one. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, so get the chip off your shoulder. This isn’t … More Think before you speak
I want to say that I am not blind to the fact that the last post I wrote before today’s was not totally in-keeping with today’s message. My belief that parents should parent their children, however, is not contradictory to my belief that we should work harder to support one another instead of attacking one … More I just wanted to take a moment.