In mid-December my work office got an upgrade - matching desk and bookshelf! No more mis-matched grey pieces for me ... no no. Bigger desk, more organized shelving, and a perfect space for some knickknacks. Obviously I brought a couple of Funko Pops! from home to keep me company, and I have this lovely photo … Continue reading It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This
I finally get to share some news I've been holding on to for months ... I'm pregnant! I've been wanting to write about this since I found out in September. There's so much I want to say, so trying to pick and choose the best or most important parts is hard. Firstly, perfectly planned but still … Continue reading The One With the Big Announcement
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