Archive for December 2016

Thank you, Carrie Fisher, for making me feel better about mental illness, weight gain, and motherhood

Thank you, Carrie Fisher, for making me feel better about mental illness, weight gain, and motherhood
Dear Carrie Fisher, Thank you for shutting down the haters who criticized your appearance in Star Wars VII. It meant that others dig up a quote from one of your books that helped me feel better. “What I didn’t realize, back when I was this twenty-five-year-old pinup for geeks in that me myself and iconic... Read more »

Why small apartments are great (and why they also suck)

Vacuuming takes all of 1 minute. When I grew up in a bigger house it took approximately 1 hour including stairs.
I live in 725 square feet of living space with a balcony that’s about half as big as my living room/dining room/spare bedroom/office/play room. Wait, what? That’s what happens when you live in a small apartment. It’s nice. It also sucks. Some day when we win the lottery or both work $80K jobs, then we... Read more »

When it's "just surviving the holidays"

When it's "just surviving the holidays"
When it’s “just surviving the holidays” old memories seep up your arm the limbic system tries to warn though it’s over and gone your body remembers the old ways. When it’s “just surviving the holidays” shivers down your spine backward goes the time it’s never a good sign when you revert to survival ways When... Read more »
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What are my parts telling me? Memories that I don't remember

I’m counting down the days until the days get longer. I’m also biding my time, taking one step at a time, as the Abilify sinks its teeth into my system and brings me out from under the weight of depression. But it’s an antipsychotic, I think. The term is shameful. Embarrassing. I’m not psychotic. I don’t... Read more »

When I was younger, I thought something was terribly, terribly wrong with me

I was convinced something was wrong with me, but I didn’t know what. I mean, Why did I have nightmares every single night? Some of them, I woke up screaming. Almost all of them involved my dad. Being chased and can’t get away. Trying to fly, but negative energy dragging me down. Waking up in... Read more »