Everybody Needs a Pity Party from Time to Time

I'm not necessarily proud of this, but... I feel it's important to self disclose. I threw a "Pity Party". For myself. And it was a pretty big one. I'd apologize for not inviting you, but I don't think you would have enjoyed my company. (Plus, the party favors were nonexistent. No cake either.) It's been…

Goodbyes

I hate goodbyes. Ab-so-lute-ly hate them. And I've endured two over the past ten days. Both of which created feelings that lingered for far longer than I would have liked. I cherished this past Christmas. But it wasn't because of the presents piled up under the tree. Because there weren't any. It wasn't because we…

50

Yep. It's official. It happened. The world has now been graced with my presence for over 50 years. ('Over' meaning I meant to get this posted on my birthday, but I didn't.) You're very welcome, btw. So in honor of that milestone birthday, I was thinking about all the possibilities..what words of wisdom could I bestow…

I Don’t Want to Talk About Mental Illness

To be honest, I don’t really want to talk about mental illness.   I don’t want to talk about mood disorders, or psychotic disorders, or eating disorders, or personality disorders, or obsessive compulsive disorders, or addiction disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorders.   I don’t want to talk about any of them.   Nor do I really…

When Two Worlds Collide

Sounds like a title for a Sci-Fi book, doesn't it? But what I'm actually referring to is the moment when my school world and my church world came face to face...and then overlapped...and then became entangled. And while I could have used different verbiage, I needed to get my point across. The merge was not without difficulty.…