SPLAAAAT! That was the sound of my existence two weeks ago. I’d been juggling different assignments and got to the point where my brain went on strike. I literally couldn’t make any decisions about work-related things. My mind and body united in a resounding, “NOPE!” By now you all pretty much know I’m a disabled … More I took a March break for self-care. Here’s what I learned.
My poem, Invisible, was published on Lady literary magazine. It’s about living with fibromyalgia. You can read it here! Image: Ecology Landscape Stock Photo, by Witthaya Phonsawat.
After years of needlessly suffering, I finally bought a rollator, which is a walker with a seat and wheels. I named it Noola, after the feisty character in Life in the ‘Cosm. Fellow author Jamieson Wolf said he was glad I named it that because, as he stated, “Noola would roll!” Noola and I have been … More My First Week with Noola
Ever feel like everyone’s writing but you? I do. Now that I’m published and have all these new writer friends and acquaintances on social media, I’m able to read updates about their word journeys. To me it feels like they’re constantly writing. Meanwhile, I’m all like, Yeah, I need to lie down now. After working intensely on Life in … More Everyone’s writing, and I’m all like…
Disclaimer: This is my personal story and should not be substituted for medical advice from a physician or trained professional. I have copious amounts of self-confidence, teetering on a get-a-room-with-yourself-already conceit. Not the slightest blush of humility or humiliation can be found on my cheeks as I talk about my mental illness. Now, my self-worth is … More An Unusual Symbiosis: How My OCD and I Have Learned to Work Together