Balance

One of the most difficult things I’ve found in my short foray into adulthood is striking balance in literally anything. Life very easily becomes a perpetually repeating process of going to work and fueling myself (food, sleep, Netflix) so I can be okay to go to work again the next day. Everyone struggles with this…

Writing it Out: Crash Course 1

L.M., I am thankful for your honesty and candor in your writing.  So, to quote you – “I’m coming out of my cage to steal your content.” I objectively recognize that I am in a very good position in life. I have a loving fiance and supportive family. I got my PhD in a relatively…

Writing it Out: My Mental Health 4

There’s a part of my brain that doesn’t want to make this post today. I don’t have anything original or inspiring to say today. I haven’t experienced any breakthroughs, gotten any better, or even gotten any worse.  I’m just waking up every day and getting through life, which a less interesting experience, but everyone’s got…

Coming Out of My Cage to Steal Your Content

Dear Crash, I loved your list of thirty things you’re grateful for and so I’m going to blatantly steal it. I find with my brain and my mood being what it is these days, it’s very easy to focus on the negative. In fact, I seem to operate on the assumption that if I’m not…

30 Years

I turned 30 on the 31st of March.  Everyone has been asking me if it feels different, or if I feel older.  The only big difference I’ve notice about this year is that EVERYONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT.  It’s a big milestone, yeah.  That’s true.  Do I feel older than I did yesterday?  Not…

Mine Woman!

Mine woman and her husband came to visit! We visited Athens, Greece and a few different places in Denmark!

Writing it Out: My Mental Health 3

I’ve been trying very hard over the last couple week to come up with a clever and articulate way to express the connection I feel between mental health diagnoses with other labels like those associated with race and sexuality, but I have thrown in the towel. There was a detour sign between my brain and…

Christmas in February…

What did you do for the holidays this year? Here’s a late and quick summary of our holiday season 2017.

Writing it Out: My Mental Health 2

I did the one thing my not-therapist said not to do…. I’m writing this post because today is not a good day. What I want to do is crawl back into bed, go back to sleep, and not wake up until tomorrow, which will magically feel better than today. The first thing that made me stop…

Writing it Out: My Mental Health

In a previous post, before I fell off the face of the Earth and also this blog, I described my brain as like an untrained house cat. I feel like for the sake of my own tired brain, I need to explain what’s been happening to me. But first, let me go off on a…

Pumpkin Carving with three of our Favorite Danes

To start the holidays off with a bang, Harry and I hosted a pumpkin carving session and invited three Danes who had never carved a pumpkin before.  We watched ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’ and ‘Hocus Pocus’, drank beers, and carved pumpkins.  It is always fun to carve a pumpkin- especially with someone who…