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

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

Every 3 Years

I have seizures every three years. To be specific, I have psychogenic nonepileptic seizures every three years. Ranging from mild hand twitches to full-body convulsions, these seizures spasms are inconvenient, uncomfortable, and sometimes even terrifying. Every time it rears its ugly head, I feel like a battered marionette. The way I spasm, twitch, and convulse … Continue reading Every 3 Years

A Different Kind of Self Possessed

*Trigger warning: mentions of seizures, demonic possession, death, and night terrors* Halloween is approaching, and the veil is thinning. Spooky season is upon us once again, so the time for ghost stories, scary movies, and witchy-workings. Last night, some friends and I had a Halloween Slumber Party (yes, even though we all in our late … Continue reading A Different Kind of Self Possessed

Picturesque October: When rain feels like smooth jazz

Last week a cold front moved in, bringing in crisp air and ample rain. The skies are silver and gray. The mountains, half hidden by mists, are dusted with snow. Red and gold laves are falling from the trees to dance on the wind. In other words, the landscape is picturesque. Life feels as soothing … Continue reading Picturesque October: When rain feels like smooth jazz