I Want Another Tattoo

So, I already have one tattoo. I got it several (probably about 4-5) years ago on my right thigh to cover up some really light self-harm scars that I had. It's a feather and in the design are the words "Strength Lies Within." I love the tattoo. I decided I was going to get a … Continue reading I Want Another Tattoo

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Poem // Buried Deep

Buried Deep I couldn't face you so I smiled instead. I created a cage to hold you: darkened steel, dinged and battered from your furious assault and efforts to crawl up, out of my body to see the light of day— escape. Feral snarls and growls echoed from your many mouths, your innumerable faces screwed … Continue reading Poem // Buried Deep

Adult Writer’s Group

So, in keeping with a promise I made to my twin back in November to join a club or group, I went to my second meeting of an Adult Writer's Group held at my library. The last meeting I went to was back in November. I didn't really want to go this past week. They … Continue reading Adult Writer’s Group

Grief Isn’t the Same for Everyone

About 6 1/2 years ago I lost someone very important to me: My brother-in-law. We were incredibly close and his death was a profound shock to my system. I remember the night it happened vividly: The normal day, the racing to the hospital in the middle of the night, seeing my oldest sister's reaction, receiving … Continue reading Grief Isn’t the Same for Everyone

This Time Last Year

I just came across my post from this time last year. Ringing in the New Year last year was not super joyful. I was depressed, defeated, struggling with my job, and crying a lot of the time. I am so happy to say that this New Year has started out in such a great way. … Continue reading This Time Last Year

Sometimes a Cold Shower is the Way to Go

Just in case you're wondering, no this post isn't about anything sexual. 😉 Now, onto the serious. Last night was a really rough night for me. My self-harm urges were at an intensely high level. They were so high that I actually went in search of something that I could use to cut with. Thankfully, … Continue reading Sometimes a Cold Shower is the Way to Go

Where Have I Been?

I feel like it's been so long since I've last written. Weirdly enough, when I'm doing really well, sometimes I forget about blogging here. So, that's the good news at least. I've been doing really well. The term my psychologist likes to use is "stable." According to her, this is the longest she's seen me … Continue reading Where Have I Been?