I’ve been through a lot of changes in the past year. Health issues. Job loss. Job gain. New career trajectory. Back in school. Loss of home. Moving to a new home. Trying to do things I’ve never done before that I’m not really sure how to do. And most recently, the loss of one of […]
Since I’m in the situation I’m in, I’m trying to find ways to see it as an opportunity for growth rather than a source of stress. I hadn’t realized the extent to which I had set up my life to be convenient and accommodate my depression and anxiety triggers until things shifted. Since I’m self-employed, […]
I feel like I haven’t gotten anything done this month. After a stressful upheaval the first week in January, I came down with what I think was a terrible case of Cedar Fever. I haven’t had allergies this bad since the fall I moved to Texas. I spent most of a week fatigued and stuffed […]
As 2015 draws to a close, I’m confronted with the fact that I have no idea what the next four months of my life are going to look like. I am looking for internship opportunities in town, and if I can get paid to do drama therapy, the other work I’m doing right now might […]
Just coming out of my first depression spiral since I started taking supplements to manage my hormones and by extension my mood. Not sure of the cause. Never exactly sure of the cause. Could be stress. Or that maca root was more helpful than I realized in stabilizing my mood and I need to make […]
This piece was originally performed at Greetings, from Queer Mountain, an open mic night in Austin, Texas, in August 2015. We don’t always finish what we start. Society tells us that quitters never win, but sometimes what we almost do or almost become can define us as much as anything else in life. Sometimes, the […]
A nearly finished puzzle sits on the living room floor. A woman searches under the couch, under pillows, and in the cardboard box for the missing puzzle piece. No matter how hard she searches, it remains lost.
A woman sits by a fire, ripping the pages out of a journal and tossing them one by one into the flames, while basking in its glow.
Haven’t meant to neglect this, but a lot has been happening. A lot. Trying to cover OUTsider Festival and do bookselling for several off-site conferences made me realize my current lifestyle isn’t as sustainable as I wanted to think it was. Between working and trying to maintain any semblance of intimate relationships, I’ve had to […]
I started house cleaning again to better make ends meet. I decided to charge more for it this time around, because I think part of the reason I burned out last time is that I was undervaluing my time. I wasn’t sure whether anyone would bite, but it seems the kind of people who can pay […]