Category: mental health

  • 2022-08-12 Truthtelling From the Middle of Nowhere

    2022-08-12 Truthtelling From the Middle of Nowhere

    In the last few days, I’ve driven about 8 hours to get where I’m currently sitting. I’m more, half-laying than sitting, propped up with pillows behind me in a bed in a 2.5-star hotel somewhere that’s really the middle of nowhere. It doesn’t matter where. The bed is in the middle of a room which […]

  • 2022-08-08 The Way a Heart Beats…

    2022-08-08 The Way a Heart Beats…

    808… like a drum.  For the past several weeks I’ve been feeling depressed. Not just sad or down, but a serious, “I have no desire to do the things that normally bring me joy” vibe. I’m pretty sure people who are depressed don’t use the word “vibe” to describe how they are feeling but I’m […]

  • 2022-08-04 Exploring the Writing Woes (again) Despite Everything Going My Way

    2022-08-04 Exploring the Writing Woes (again) Despite Everything Going My Way

    Yup.. It’s been about a month–over four weeks–since the last time I wrote anything. That’s something that has not happened in a very long time. It could mean one of three things: Life is going really great and I have zero complaints, problems, grievances, or irritations. Life is so busy and or rotten that I’m […]

  • 2022-05-17 Just One Thing, But a Big One…

    2022-05-17 Just One Thing, But a Big One…

    How can it possibly be Tuesday again already? The past week has flown by and I can’t help but hope that time can slow down a little this week because, as of yesterday, I’m officially on Staycation. Jim and his boys left for vacation yesterday and so it is just me and my two peeps […]

  • 2022-07-10 Terrible Tirade Tuesday…

    2022-07-10 Terrible Tirade Tuesday…

    A few days ago I posted about being overwhelmed with stuff going on. I feel literally paralyzed by not being able to process that list of stuff and the fact that so much is out of my control.. it’s making me furious.  If I can move just one thing from that list out of my […]

  • 2022-05-08 A Million Little Things…

    2022-05-08 A Million Little Things…

    Lately I’ve been wasting time watching more shows than I normally do. When I say “normally” I mean that normally I don’t watch shows at all unless Jim and I are sitting down for a chill hour of TV in the evening. And when I say “lately” I suppose I mean for the past nine […]

  • 2022-04-26 Being the Boss of Me…

    2022-04-26 Being the Boss of Me…

    When I used to have a career, I always subscribed to this notion when approaching management with an issue: Don’t show up empty handed. Show up with potential solutions or at the very least something helpful or positive to counterbalance any bad news or problems. Now that I’ve dumped my career, I still think this […]

  • 2022-03-23 One Blog Post to Rule Them All…

    2022-03-23 One Blog Post to Rule Them All…

    Spoiler alert: This will be my last post for the foreseeable future. And it is a long one.   A lot has happened in my life these past 5 years and much of it has been captured in the virtual pages of this space. I created this blog in 2017 when I was literally on the […]

  • 2022-03-06 Actively Avoiding Everything

    2022-03-06 Actively Avoiding Everything

    Yesterday I was able to finish review/copy edits of the galley copy of my chapbook. For the second to last time, presumably. Ball is in the publisher’s court again. Glad to have that off my mind so I can ignore it at least for a little while. Today my goal is to take a shower […]

  • 2022-03-05 Questions without Answers: Part 2

    2022-03-05 Questions without Answers: Part 2

    Yesterday I was winding my way around the question about why I can’t seem to enjoy life more. Why I put so much pressure on myself for stuff and why I continue to be down about the state of things.  But therein lies the problem. The questions are themselves nebulous. It’s about mood and stress […]