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Can’t wait for tomorrow

Can’t wait for tomorrow

I’m am currently in a period of depression. I know this because everything seems hard and I get tired easily. I want to want to clean the house but I don’t know where to start, so I haven’t. I want to eat better, but preparing […]

A Hammer, Some Nails

A Hammer, Some Nails

When I was a kid, I idolized my Gramps. Growing up in a house with a single mother and a sister, Gramps was my male role model. I knew that he loved us unconditionally, I knew that he would always support us in whatever ways […]

Into It

Into It

I recently read the book Big Girl by Kelsey Miller. It was an interesting read and I saw a bit of myself in her, though she faced more extreme struggles than I did certainly. I don’t consider any part of my childhood to have been an […]

The marathon

The marathon

I am struggling. I’m am struggling to focus. I’m struggling to eat well. I’m struggling to deal with the knowledge that my struggles with confidence are probably related to my depression. I am struggling to give myself permission to do what I need. The house […]

Persisting

Persisting

I had a panic attack last Saturday. I couldn’t stop the tears. I was filled with fear. I had just returned from a work trip to Toronto, I was tired, things had been moving rapidly and I was full of doubt. I signed up for […]

Junkie

Junkie

All my life I have been a bit of a breaking news junkie. I didn’t really realize this until I went to journalism school and figured out that I was a quick, precise writer. Unfortunately at the time I did not figure out that political […]

Everybody can succeed, all you need is to believe

Everybody can succeed, all you need is to believe

It used to be that I would get home from school, get myself a snack and switch on the TV. In elementary school, especially after my sister started high school and we no longer got home at the same time, the TV was mine and […]

Growth Rate

Growth Rate

Something disturbing has been happening in this household recently and I can’t ignore it any more. You see, a few years ago I had a baby — it seems both forever ago, as she’s always been here, but also like it must have been last […]

Things I Love This Week

Things I Love This Week

Gelly Roll gel pens – Historically I have not been a huge fan of gel pens. In my pen snobbery I find them less than reliable. However, I purchased a few Gelly Roll pens based on seeing the creative work of others, and have since […]

What’s Next?

What’s Next?

I can only describe my current mental state as the calm before the storm. I feel very mellow. It’s almost like I can’t really believe that next week I’m going to be starting a job that’s just about perfect. There is an underlying fear. There […]


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