I've been fighting lethargy all day, thinking about wanting to write but not really having the motivation. That has actually been the theme of my year - thinking about what I want to do but not really having the strength (mentally or physically) to do it. Don't get me wrong - I've had many successes... Continue Reading →
I saw something on Instagram which got me thinking about my journey the last few months. It started during the summer. I was in a therapy session - feeling present, feeling light, feeling happy, and in control when my therapist said it: “What you are feeling is called recovery”. I didn’t really give it too much thought... Continue Reading →
Wednesday was National Siblings Day. I woke up Thursday to a sweet message from my sister; if not for her, that day would have passed me by unnoticed. Which got me thinking, reflecting, and thus writing. My sister was born right before my 3rd birthday but our parents separated before she was born. She lived... Continue Reading →
I long for the days when my father's birthday was just a date on a calendar and not a day that caused me such emotional turmoil.
It’s been awhile since I last wrote. I don’t have much of a reason other than life has been rough and writing has taken a back seat. I think because when I write, everything always stays in the forefront of my mind, forcing me to process, and think, and feel … and I needed a... Continue Reading →
My therapist says that recovery happens in a repetitive cycle of exploration, expression, and containment. I can attest personally to the truth of this. It’s been almost 30 days since I last wrote. This is my second cycle through containment since I first started this journey. It’s been 10 months since I first shared my... Continue Reading →