Doing My Best

I made it, I think. Done with school, a good salary, I’m off of state benefits, and I got a job in the degree I graduated with. But I still feel…blah. In the past I had something to look forward to – graduation, a job, etc. “Things will be better later on”  What happens when…

Moving with the Universe

When your spirit wakes up, the universe quickly will undulate with you. As you fill your cup, You fill your soul. As you find yourself, You become whole. To live whole heartily You have to feel it all. Shame, love, and vulnerability. Sit with yourself. Feel your heart and spirit lift. Foster self-love. And watch…

Forlorn Attempts at Healing and Self-Love

I didn’t realize how often I was making forlorn attempts to heal, love, and grow. They were hopeless attempts, highly unlikely to succeed because they weren’t backed with truth. I was trying on band aids of all kinds hoping for the right stitch. But then I realized, I have to heal from within. I realized…

Growth – Loving Yourself.

It took me a long time to come to terms with my sexuality, my mental illness, and just my character overall. But this picture represent growth in all the areas describes above. At the women’s march in 2017 I felt empowered. I felt like I understood my political identity. I felt at peace with being…

My #MeToo Stories

In light of the viral #MeToo movement, Rachel Brathen dedicated her weekly podcast to her own #MeToo stories. #MeToo It baffles me how much I could relate to these stories. Moments when us women are uncomfortable by a man and we freeze. We go through the steps in our minds but our voices say nothing. We…

Alcohol

I’ve been doing some reflecting on alcohol’s role in my life after a couple recent events. Right now, I feel disgusted by it. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on drinks that are bad for my body. Drinks that inhibit my ability to control my body, to critically think, to function. Drinks that destabilize my mood…

Was it really just a bad night, or am I a bad mom?

Sometimes I wonder was it really just “another bad night” or am I a bad mom? My patience runs thin with my three year old daughter. I don’t hit her, and I rarely yell, however I get angry – and quick. She wakes up in the middle of the night and has to pee, and…

This is what I needed to read tonight

Your mental health is more important than ever, and if there were ever a time to be vigilant about keeping all your marbles in the jar, it’s now. via 20 Mental Health Resolutions for 2017 (Because We Sure As Hell Need Them) — Let’s Queer Things Up!