I never learned how to manage stress. All through college (which took me 6 years to complete due to switching majors) I worked a full-time job while taking 15 credits, and picking up the occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Now, I work a full-time "day job" and operate my small business on the … Continue reading Managing Stress and Burnout
Prompt: Would you do it all again? I never understood the purpose of regret. I suppose you could say that regret is a teacher. You could argue that it prevents you from repeating your mistakes, but I disagree. Regret has only made me feel guilt, shame, and sorrow. I could never go back to change … Continue reading Would You Do It All Again?
If I want my partners to date other people because I only want half a partner, does that make me polyamorous, or the anti-poly? I asked this question on social media and I got some likes and laugh reacts, but no one actually answered my question. The thing was, I was being about 80% serious … Continue reading Dating as a Demiromantic part 3: When Demis Date Other Aces.
Yesterday at the farmer's market, I met a beautiful trans woman with a rose vine tattoo. She stopped to look at our soaps, and we complimented the estrogen tattoo on her arm. As we were talking about ink, and the stories that surround them, she showed us the roses on her back. "These roses represent … Continue reading A Vine of Ink Roses
On Sunday I passed out in someone else's hospital room. How is that for a dramatic starter? Despite the chaos that opening sentence implies, I want to be clear that this is going to be a wholesome story with a sweet message. I just wanted to get your attention first. In order for this story … Continue reading Sunday, a day for friendship.
When I first started this blog in 2017 I was giving myself writing challenges. I created a detailed Google Document that assigned me a writing prompt every day of the year. I carefully selected each prompt, just to make sure they were prompts I knew I was capable of completing. Then, to hold myself accountable, … Continue reading Prompted: re-starting with writing prompts
Like many people, I've been caught up in cottagecore this last year. In a time full of social, political, and economic unrest, the idea of escaping to a quiet countryside is the ultimate fantasy. No more working 9-5 for wages that barely cover the rent. No more after-hours emails, or last minute shift coverage. No … Continue reading I Am Living the Dream: A Moment of Self-reflection
Since the pandemic started early last spring, it seems that everyone has picked up a new, creative hobby. Suddenly everyone is baking, book binding, woodworking, painting, sewing, and more. With anxiety thick in the air, uncertainty lurking around every corner, and far more time than we know what to do with, it seems that everyone … Continue reading Creative Escapism
I got a new job at the start of the month. Or, more specifically, I transferred to a new role withing my current company. As with any new change, there has been a lot been a lot to adjust to. But, I'm glad I did it. For the last few months I've been looking into … Continue reading Where Have I Been? Starting a New Career Chapter, that’s where.
By now everyone knows that I have anxiety. While I talk a lot about how it impacts my personal life, I haven't discussed how it can bleed into my work life as well. Until recently, I've not had much of an issue. I work from home, as part of a small team, that doing straight … Continue reading Working With Anxiety: Imposter Syndrome