There are a few sayings or phrases that I’m honestly just so tired of hearing, but this one makes the top of the list. Generally, when I hear this phrase it’s directly after I’ve told someone that I work part-time (or, currently am looking for part-time work). It never fails and it doesn’t matter really who I tell it to. When I say that I work 20 hours or so a week, I hear, “Well, it must be nice to not have to work full time.”Read More »
I’ve been gone for a while due to some things happening in my life. In the past month I have lost a job, gained a job and then lost that one. I’ve dealt with depression and self-hatred and frustration and pain. I’ve had nervous breakdowns and many, many moments of doubt.
One thing I’ve learned during the last 28 years is that life doesn’t care about your plans or wants or needs. There really is no rhyme or reason to life; it just is. That’s not to say that there is nothing to live for, just that trying to figure out why things happen the way they do is sort of fruitless.Read More »
I have somewhat of a confession: I hate myself more than I’ve ever hated anyone. I play it off pretty well, and although there are parts of myself that I like or am proud of, the majority of the time I just…hate myself.Read More »
I’m not a parent, but I do understand how difficult parenting is. I’m also aware that it’s not exactly popular for a non-parent to try to advise parents of anything. That said, I am not writing this as a parent, I am writing it as someone who was spoiled rotten and had to learn how to empathize the hard way. I’m writing it from the perspective of someone who knows what it’s like to look back on her actions in shame and guilt.Read More »
I’m so honored! I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by the amazing Positively Alyssa of Fight MS Daily! Thank you so much, Alyssa, for nominating me! I am so grateful to have “met” you and look forward to reading everything you post. Your positive attitude is infectious and helps me immensely!Read More »
Monday was the five year anniversary of the accident which left me in chronic pain. This has been with me for half a decade, but it feels like it just happened.
I am one of the more fortunate ones who deals with chronic pain, because my pain doesn’t completely stop me from being able to function. I’m able to work part-time and can generally go out and do things when needed. Of course there are more at home days than out of the house days, but compared to some people I know dealing with chronic pain, my situation isn’t the worst.Read More »
We Americans love us some supplements. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 52% of Americans self-reported using supplements of some kind between 1999 to 2012. This has turned the supplement market into a multi-billion dollar a year industry, despite the fact that the evidence surrounding supplements shows they’re useless at best and harmful at worst.Read More »
So here’s something I’m not super proud of: I was a pack a day smoker for almost ten years. What started out of curiosity soon became a crutch and then a problem.Read More »