January Lows: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Both the temperature and my energy are low. January is always the hardest month of the year for me. My Seasonal Affective Disorder is in full swing, but I can't distract myself with thoughts of the holidays. The days are short, the weather miserable, and my motivation is non-existant. Everything from work to household chores … Continue reading January Lows: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling part 4

Part 1: Here Part 2: Here Part 3: Here Part 4: Here I carried the prince to the edge of the castle gates, then went inside to introduce myself as a representative of his entourage, sent ahead to prepare for his arrival. Once there, I would begin my observations of the court, and the princesses … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling part 4

Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling- part 3

*I didn't forget, the holidays were just really busy!* Part 1: HERE Part 2 : HERE "I can't believe you talked me into this." Prince James looked at his diminished reflection in the still water of a pond just outside the Sonnigeebene castle gates. "I can't believe you let me do this," I replied. I … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling- part 3

Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling part 2

Read part 1 HERE: A formal letter of agreement and a gift were promptly sent to the Kingdom of Sonnigeebene, and James and I were preparing to follow. I was eager to see our neighbors to the East, but Prince James' nervousness the more the topic of marriage was brought up. Each time Prince Hans … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling part 2

Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling Part 1

As children Prince James and I played in the courtyard together. We were unlikely friends, the second born son of a king and the only son of the castle sorceress, but we spent every day together since we were scarcely out of the nursery. He, as a second son, had few royal responsibilities, and I … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling Part 1

Grimm Re-Writes: Rewriting Grimm’s Fairy tales because I can

I decided to re-read Grimm's fairy tales. Why? It started because I was looking up the tale of Frau Holle. As I read the tale aloud to my friend, I realized I had definitely heard that story before. Each story beat hit at something in my memory, something that had been buried for years. Unlike … Continue reading Grimm Re-Writes: Rewriting Grimm’s Fairy tales because I can

Dating As a Demiromantic part 4: Emotional Labor and Dating Fears

I made the mistake of trying to date again. Now that work is calming down, and the summer markets are over, I have weekends free for dates. I thought it might be a good idea to branch out, and start playing the field. I opened up my dating app again, and started sorting through my … Continue reading Dating As a Demiromantic part 4: Emotional Labor and Dating Fears