Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 61; A Moment of Mommy Martyrdom

I may look tough, and I may handle a lot, but I need downtime. I need time to nap. To recharge. To chill. It’s essential to my sanity, which is actually quite fragile! So when I have a series of days like the last 5, mmmm, well, it ain’t so pretty. Let me run the […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 40: I Thought I Was Drowning.

  I wrote this in a past life. It hurts me to read it again, to go back there. Even in my darkest days now, I am not even close to feeling as lost and alone as I did then. It is good for me to recognize that truth. What follows is one scene from an unhappy […]

On Moving and Life Lessons

In May things were looking good. The end of the school year was mere weeks away and I had a good, solid plan for transitioning from teaching into writing full-time. We had recently – finally, after nearly three years in the house – put the finishing touches on my office space. I was feeling really positive […]

Cheerio!

Thank God, the Goddess, Santa and whomever else for friends I say! Hip Hip Hooray! If it wasn’t for friends and family and the lure of Hector’s All Meat pizza + liberally poured alcohol my tree would still be bare, dripping wet, and leaning against the wall of the garage. Instead she shines like a […]