One moment you will be hereand the next you will be gone.There is a line somewhere,as fine as spider's silk,that divides a world with youfrom a world without.I am afraid of stepping overthat near-invisible crackwithout even noticing,until I look backand find it has growninto a canyon. Photo by MARIOLA GROBELSKA on Unsplash
In a recent post, I talked about how I've spent the last year on hiatus coping with anxiety and depression. I did eventually get some much needed help for these challenges, but with the ongoing strains of the pandemic, I wanted to share some of the stuff I've been reading, watching, playing, and listening to … Continue reading Media That’s Getting Me Through the Pandemic
I am the shadow of my motherhood.I am what comes after the stroller,so that you already knowthe shape of mebefore you've really looked. I am cast with the waking of the sun,and warp around demandsmuch bigger than the mouths that make them,stretching and shrinking as needed. So please excuse my melodramaticsand the volume of my … Continue reading I want to talk about anime, not what I do all day.
So I've been on hiatus for... a while. I'm okay. I wasn't okay. But I'm mostly okay now. I've had depression and anxiety for a very long time, but there's always been a good reason to push it aside. To tell myself that I'll be alright as long as I keep moving. That I don't … Continue reading I am here.
Coming out of hiatus briefly because... however small my platform may be... I have the responsibility to use it for what is right. Everything I have to say has already been said, but what I want to focus on in this moment is: SILENCE. Don't be silent -- use your voice, your time, and your … Continue reading Black Lives Matter
I've gotten nothing done. I had a series I fully intended to write, multiple things I have talked about recording and releasing... and the bare truth here is that I simply haven't done it. I have a pocket full of excuses -- I have two kids, a schedule that leaves me with around an hour … Continue reading Life On Hold
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This is for the moms whose vacations were taken in the aisles of grocery stores, at the tables of cafés, in efficient trips to the shopping mall or gym.
I am not an optimist. In fact, I am an anxiety-ridden pessimist that will imagine the worst case of any given scenario. One day, my husband said to me: "You know the worst outcome isn't any more likely than any other outcome." "Yeah, so? It could still happen." "So could the best outcome. Why not … Continue reading Good Things Will Happen
Some days I give so much of my love away that I forget to leave any for myself.