There would be no "dream job," no magic work/life balance, no fulfillment. Is this really how we are supposed to view our work lives and careers?
I left my job this week. I left a government job, with benefits, retirement, insurance, and security. Even as I type this, it sounds a little strange. Why would I choose to leave a position like this? Am I crazy? What will I do for money and all the above mentioned perks? This was a … Continue reading I left my job, and it was for the best
...in life. There are many days that I wish for more hours in the day, if only to complete more of the things on my to-do list. There are other days that I wish there were less hours in the day, simply because all I want to do is go back to sleep. That's super … Continue reading I’m still here, just drowning…
Truth time: I have anxiety and depression. The anxiety has been a constant for awhile, but the depression is a new phase in my personal experience with mental illness. I have debated on how or if I wanted to say anything, to anyone, but I'm learning from therapy and experience that keeping it all inside … Continue reading Depression, Anxiety, and Why We Need To Keep Talking About It All
It always begins in the same way - and by that, I mean that I am doing something perfectly normal and routine, and the guilt hits me out of nowhere. The shame, the anxiety, the horror, the reliving and reimagining over and over again of a situation or event...and it comes out of nowhere. Today's … Continue reading How to shame spiral in 30 seconds or less (this is not a success story)
For a person who writes for two blogs, one would assume that I do not mind sharing a lot about my life. One would be wrong. I find it easy and enjoyable to share some things - the good moments, the funny anecdotes, , the common frustrations - but not everything in a life is … Continue reading Small victories
I used to think that I wanted to be a professional writer. I do not mean a novelist or a serial writer. If I wanted to write a book series, I would (and honestly, how hard is it to be published now? IF you know that right people and IF you can write the smut … Continue reading I may never be a successful writer, but I could be a successful blogger