Statistics, memoirs, blog posts and my own personal experiences track less than desired work histories. A lot of people who suffer from extensive mental health issues such as my own, and worse, often find it difficult to hold down a job. Stigma allows for the belief that we are less effective at our jobs, so… Read More The Closing of a Wonderful Chapter
“I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart” these are some of the lyrics to the song Ho Hey by The Lumineers. I walked down the aisle to this song sung by my youngest brother. So it holds a lot of sentiment to me. In fact I am listening to the song… Read More Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
Christmas Eve was a success. Christmas Day… not so much. I woke up at around 7 am with less than 3 hours sleep. I had a migraine from the heat and the extreme lack of sleep. The migraine was coming from just above my left eye (there are still faint remnants of that migraine as… Read More Holiday Blues
Christmas is a very special time for me but this year it is bittersweet. This is mine and Rob’s first Christmas as husband and wife but it is also my family’s second Christmas since my mother left. Growing up our household was never short on Christmas cheer. Our house was always a winter wonderland, the… Read More Christmas Is Not The Same Without You
She ran away in the middle of the night took nothing but a bank card and her license. She left no clues beside a note, a note indicating that we should be concerned for her safety. We searched everywhere we could think of. The police were notified as were our family friends. They found her… Read More Broken
I went to work. I met with a friend. I came home. I’m watching TV with Rob. I’m doing everything I should be doing. Yet I still feel this horrible gaping feeling in my chest. I am going through the motions, smiling when I need to, laughing when I am supposed to but there is… Read More Penny For My Thoughts?
Today is my husband’s birthday eve. He doesn’t know I am writing this and to be honest, I don’t really know what I am going to write. Yes it’s easy to be romantic and sappy but our relationship has gone light years past that and to be honest my medication has been taking it’s toll… Read More Happy Birthday Husband
Yesterday I agreed to travel over an hour on a train to see one of the most amazing friends I’ve ever had, Johnny. Johnny is the type of friend everybody needs to have. He is energetic and quirky. He is the kindest, patient and most loving friend you could ask for. And funny, the image… Read More Don’t Stop Me Now