I’ve had a frustrating realization, and I decided to share it with everyone here. My reason for it isn’t to garner sympathy, but to show how I use the skills I write about. This post may be long, and I’ll put a TRIGGER WARNING here that I’m going to be discussing the ways depression and… Read More Freeform Friday: My battle with depression
(Please note, the image for this post will be me in a relatively short time.) Well, another week has flown by. I’m having my usual Friday morning feeling of, “I didn’t accomplish anything this week.” I hate that feeling because it’s so rarely true. Still, not seeing progress in any tangible way is often frustrating.… Read More Free-form Friday: Just an update on me
I’ve been making steady-ish progress on the Half-Life of a Soul (HLOAS) series. It has been very slow, though. While yes, any progress is good, I don’t want to take a decade to write “the end” when I already know exactly how this story will end, how the spin-off story will open and end, and… Read More Freeform Friday: Author in action
I am a pothos. This understanding came about while I fought with myself about how to answer the inevitable interview question: How would you describe yourself as an employee? Come on, now. I can’t answer that! I show up, I do the things and do them well. Do you seriously need more? What the actual… Read More Freeform Friday: My Most Hated Interview Question
There are random things in life that make me unreasonably happy. The mere sight of these items will turn me into a cross between excited puppy and hyper toddler with a new present. Among these items is the “little basket.” We’ve all seen them, the grocery carts that look like the one in the image… Read More Freeform Friday: I’m a little basket!
While I was at work yesterday I had an experience that left me a bit shaken up. I helped someone who was facing an anxiety attack, and their gratitude was so overflowing it blew me away. Admittedly, when a person is in that moment of need and someone provides the exact aid to help them,… Read More Freeform Friday: Can we practice kindness?
I admit, I wasn’t sure what to write about for today, but I saw a post on Twitter asking how people who are driven to do things all the time are able to do it. I am one of those people. I’m the one who gets scolded by friends for not doing vacation right. (Yes,… Read More Freeform Friday: On Being Driven
Dear Future Me, I’m proud of how I’ve handled the last few years. Between a pandemic, personal health crises (yep, all of them), and a manager who is in desperate need of leadership training, I’ve held up well! I haven’t stopped looking for that path forward. Now, it’s time for a change, and I know… Read More Freeform Friday: Dear Future Me
I’m planning some big changes this year. One of them is that I’ll be moving. I’m not sure if I’ll be buying, or renting a little longer, but it’s time to do it. Thankfully, it’s not happening until late this year, so I don’t have to start packing today! Still, it’s running my brain around… Read More Freeform Friday: Looking forward
My thoughts on the VNV Nation song, “Solitary.”… Read More Freeform Friday: A Favorite Song