The last time I was here it had just rolled into summer - long days and hot nights, and my body was so ready. Best laid plans and all. I was unprepared for what was coming at me - a very stressful summer at work, and some medical concerns that I could not answer. Navigating … Continue reading Ketchup? Catch Up.
Do you know what today is? IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! Growing up I was pretty modest about it being my birthday. I didn't tell a lot of people necessarily, I didn't make a big show about it with a "birthday girl" pin or something obvious. Social media makes it possible that people I'm connected with know … Continue reading The Birthday Show
In recovery, like everything else, a solitary event can change your path or course. Both good and bad, it is something you might only notice in hindsight. The last 6 weeks have been like that; as I read back to see what my last few entries were on, knowing how things have occurred, it's curious … Continue reading The Unplannable
Today is a very emotionally charged day for me. While I've attempted multiple times to write about some of these topics I can't seem to have the words flow like I'm used to. So here are some things in point-form to help me get started. Things I know to be true: - Almost six years … Continue reading Sit Back. Relax. Relapse.
This week I've been thinking a lot about shared space, and what it means to me. I've also been thinking that if maybe I just write about a new topic it will help move forward the other ones I've been trying to write for weeks now to no avail. Alas, writer's block is a terrible … Continue reading Shared Space
Self-care is such a great buzzword lately. It's meant to reflect listening to your body, listening to your mind, paying attention to the sensations around you and making sure you take care of yourself. It focuses on "negative" emotions and feelings and tries to get us back to a good place. It bases itself on … Continue reading A Weekend of Self Care
At first you aren't sure it's there. Blink and you'll miss it. You might unconsciously stroke your chest, an idle itch. A nagging feeling, a lingering wonder. You carry on with your work day, trying to soldier pass the worry. Your clothes don't feel comfortable any more. Your breath hitches and catches slightly. Is your … Continue reading The Anxiety Weight
For the last few weeks I've attempted to write out my thoughts about some topics. I started the entry, thought of a vaguely clever title, but the words never flowed. What few came out where disjointed and jumbled. I walked away for a couple of days, only for something else to happen that I felt … Continue reading Unfocused
After posting my last blog entry I leaned back on the couch, munching on a delicious slice of pizza, and feeling exceptionally proud of myself. Truthfully, I would have been proud no matter how that entry had turned out, but I was excited to see my thought process shifting. To know it's less the flowery … Continue reading W. A. R.
At the end of January one of my best friends got married. This was easily the classiest wedding I've ever been to. She got married at the Henry Ford Museum, which I do mean to visit because it's just that cool. I took BF with me and while we had a harrowing adventure just to … Continue reading Shame Game