Yesterday would have been my mom's 67th birthday. She passed away 3 years ago. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. I know that's so cliche, but it's true. Our relationship was a complicated one . We were very different people. She valued things, appearances and other peoples' opinions. I valued… Continue reading Puzzle I Never Solved
I never had any intention of this blog being about my health, but it turns out, health takes up a large chunk of your life when it's not quite right. So here's a follow up to my last post. Mayo Clinic was awesome. Great facility, excellent doctor, caring staff. If it wasn't in Arizona, it… Continue reading No Magic Pill or Silver Bullet
I'm sitting in the airport waiting for a flight to Mayo Clinic to see a specialist who can hopefully help me. Actually, I'm hoping this appointment changes my life to be perfectly honest...but no pressure. It's taken a lot to get here, including second guessing if I should be going to Mayo at all. I… Continue reading Normal Is Not Asking Much
Not trying to get all Debbie Downer, but sometimes it’s astonishing how little I resemble the person I used to be. Once upon a time, I exuded happiness, excitement, kindness, love, determination…all that is good in the world. Once so full of hope for the future, I now find myself unable to envision a future… Continue reading Thoughts Before Bed
In honor of Pride Month, I thought I would tell a personal story. In times like these, I think visibility in all minority communities is vital and there's no time like the present. Let me start by saying, I'm a proud lesbian. I am not scared to say that, but that was not always the… Continue reading Happy Pride Month
My wife graduated from junior college this past weekend. She also got accepted to UC Berkeley and will be starting there in the Fall to finish a Bachelor's degree. Words cannot express how tremendously proud I am of her and excited I am for her. She has worked incredibly hard to get to where she is. Going… Continue reading Graduation With a Side of Perspective
What the hell is happening? We really have entered and alternate reality. When confronted by something that is clearly wrong, why aren't people calling it out for being just that? It's absolutely flabbergasting. Where has the sense of right and wrong gone? Did it die in 2016? I'm not talking about grey area. I'm talking… Continue reading Does a Sense of Right & Wrong No Longer Exist? (A Mini Rant)
Being the perpetual overthinker I am, I wasn't sure where I should start all this. Should I explain what this blog will be about? Should I write about a specific topic? If so which? Should I create a logo for my blog? How far do I want to go with this? Am I doing this right? You can see how this could spin out fairly of quickly. Then I found myself screaming internally, "Oh my lord, just write something damn it!"