On Attitude and Gratitude

Hey loves, It seems like my posts are getting fewer and farther between but I have not forgotten about you -- not in the least! It's been something to adjust back to full-time work after three years off, all while managing my mental health and lingering effects from my chemo treatments for leukemia that you can... Continue Reading →

10 Commandments for my 28th birthday

August 12th is my birthday and my 10 Commandments for my 27th Year (should read 27th birthday) got an overwhelming response so I thought I'd bring the format back and do a year check-in. Here are some (10) things I'm reminding myself of as I barrel into my 29th year. 1. Don't wait: Remember where I left it off... Continue Reading →

Five Song Soundtrack

Have you ever pictured your life was a motion picture? Stared out the window of a bus or train with your headphones in, maybe on a rainy day, and that song comes on and just captures the moment? Or maybe it's you and your entourage's anthem and every time you hear it it propels you... Continue Reading →

On Hope

"It is not childish to hold on to hope, it's actually hard -- very, very hard." ...so says this quote from my beloved show Grey's Anatomy, holding on to hope is not a pipe dream, it is actually one of the most difficult things you can do. For some people, hope is all they have.... Continue Reading →

Why Love Is Maybe Not For Me

I've been in reciprocated love once before. Twice more after in one-sided delusions that were a manifestation of my states of mania and psychosis. During these two altered states I did crazy things to 'prepare' for when my ideal relationship would begin; I went on diets and got an expensive gym membership with a 3x/week... Continue Reading →

Beyond Sadness

I'm a little emotional tonight. At the end of last week I received the story of my donor's stem cell donation which I will be sharing on my blog in the next coming little while. A couple of weeks ago I had started a draft post encouraging those around me, especially my friends and extended... Continue Reading →

A Check Up

I felt bad leaving you with my last post, and have been thinking these last two days about how to follow up. I hope you can empathize with me that the New Year can be a difficult time for many, and I wanted to quote something Obama said in his farewell address tonight that his... Continue Reading →

The Anti-Cliché

Before I begin, I ask of your forgiveness The holidays are over and I'm feeling pessimistic. The stress of expectation and anticipation is over, but so is the spirit of hope and new beginnings. So I ask you to bear with me as I criticize some of your favorite chlichés, point out what I believe... Continue Reading →

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