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
...because it is too tragic and sad. ...because their lives were ended much too soon. ...because it only reminds me of so many others who commit this same act every year, whether I have known them personally or not. ...because it makes me feel helpless in the face of mental illness. ...because if someone who … Continue reading I can’t see another celebrity suicide
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
There are so many days where I am up and moving. ALL DAY LONG. I wake up early, get everyone out the door and to school/daycare/work, make long commutes back and forth to work, run kids to practice and tutoring, volunteer, attend meetings, keep a clean decent house, cook meals, and crash in to bed...only … Continue reading Why I continue to write
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)