Overflowing Toolbox

Well. It's been a while. Almost five months, to be exact. I thought I knew what I wanted/needed to write about but honestly, I'm feeling a little lost right now, both in journal topics and in general life. I know, WHAT'S NEW? Next week marks two months that I've been off work on short-term disability... Continue Reading →

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Depression Confession

New year, same me. Obviously. At least I'm consistent?! Before the holidays I saw a doctor for the first time in a lot of years (I literally see one every 5-ish years because, fuck that). She was recommended to me by a friend who also hates the medical profession and after talking about potentially registering with her... Continue Reading →

Let it Be

So I'm learning that, despite my best efforts, I have absolutely not mastered the art of 'letting it be'. Doh. I have always viewed myself as patient, fairly level-headed, and tolerant of people and things. It turns out that's only really applicable to people who aren't me, and things that aren't my shit or in... Continue Reading →

Shame is a Shame

Sometimes I get homework. Sometimes I avoid the crap out of homework because I know it will make me feel, and feelings are bad because they make you pay attention to the truth. I know, 'the truth will set you free', blah, blah. But, in my experience, the truth will actually tackle you to the... Continue Reading →

The Phoenix Rising… Sort of.

So... I guess I wrote some of the mess. Holy Fuck. If you've ever seen Brené Brown's Ted Talks on 'The Power of Vulnerability' and 'Listening to Shame",  you will be extremely familiar with the phrase "vulnerability hangover". That is my current reality. Ugh. (If you haven't seen the Ted Talks, go and watch them,... Continue Reading →

“Every Journey Begins with a Single Step”

Sometimes I wonder how I ended up here. I contemplate the ‘what ifs’ or whether my life would be different had I known what I know now ten years ago. The answer? ‘Probably’. This is a bitter pill to swallow, particularly if you have learned to become as self-reliant, stubborn and independent as I. There’s […]

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