January Re-cap: My Goals for 2019

Wow, I haven't posted in awhile. Days flew by so quickly that I haven't even realized how long I was going between posts. Between job applications and a stubborn illness (thanks for sharing your germs, Sis) I've been in a fog of work and illness recovery. Still, I can't say that January was a bad … Continue reading January Re-cap: My Goals for 2019

Observations On a Late Night Drive

-Being inside your car is like being in your own separate world. It's a small, temporary, transitional space. It's even more intimate that someone's home. In a car you go to work, school, date nights, and home. You use it to escape, to come back, to leave and to return. It is how we get … Continue reading Observations On a Late Night Drive

Transition Period: the pre-post-grad job hunt

I know that I've disappeared for a while, but I swear it's been for good reason: I've been on the job hunt. With my college graduation fast approaching, the desire to find and begin a "real job" has intensified to a dizzying degree. While I love my current team at work, and will forever be … Continue reading Transition Period: the pre-post-grad job hunt

Silent Movie Morning

I walked outside and everything was grey scale. Devoid of color, devoid of time the world was neither dark nor bright, but somewhere in-between. Silver sky reflected in white snow- contrasted by the charcoal shadows and black-tar roads. There was no color. There was no sound. No children laughing, talking, shouting- They are all at … Continue reading Silent Movie Morning

Post Holiday Crash and the Final Semester

A Quick Word on the Post-Holiday Crash: Something about the holidays leaves us feeling drained and depressed. I suspect these feelings have something to do with how much time, money, and energy we expend trying to make these arbitrary dates "special" or "meaningful" only to end up feel let down when the days come and … Continue reading Post Holiday Crash and the Final Semester

Book List 2018

Another year come and gone, so it's time to tally up my book list for the year. Rules: The book must be at least 100 pages (with very few exceptions) to be added to the list. I have to have finished the last page of the book after 12/31/2018. I may have begun the book … Continue reading Book List 2018

S.A.D: realities of depressive disorders

Christmas has come and gone in an almost uneventful way. The tree was lite, the presents wrapped, and stockings hung- but the joy just wasn't there. The dull browns, the dark days, the cold weather- something about it saps all my energy. It brings out all the sadness, the despair, and hopelessness. It's as if … Continue reading S.A.D: realities of depressive disorders

Brown Christmas: A Poem about Growing-Up Southern

Brown Christmas: A Poem About Growing-up Southern   It never snowed on Christmas in Houston. Growing up, the December was nippy- and browning grass was crisp with frost. Our breath rose in puffs before our faces- but snow never fell on Christmas day.   I didn't mind that Christmas's weren't snowy. We had everything we … Continue reading Brown Christmas: A Poem about Growing-Up Southern

My Magic Birthday Comet

If there was ever a time to believe in magic, it would be tonight. Today, I turned 25 years old, and tonight is the night of the Christmas Comet. I've always looked for the mystical and fantastical in small things. Little bits of luck, coincidence, and beauty in the every-day always felt like more. I … Continue reading My Magic Birthday Comet

Epiphany

If you've been following my blog, you know that I've been very open about my mental illness and the journey I am taking toward mental health. In my last post about my mental health journey I mentioned how I've basically had some sort of major break-through in nearly every session after my second appointment. Once … Continue reading Epiphany