Writing

A Poem – Week Twenty-Six

Another clean-up, another poem found. This one was written on April 24, 1996. It features one of my favorite words at the time: wack. Reality I knew reality would come to me I knew someday I'd have to face facts But I never knew it would be so wack Knew you didn't belong to me… Continue reading A Poem – Week Twenty-Six

Life

January Is National Blood Donor Month

Before my mother's health declined, I began telling the story of how I was hospitalized in September. This is the first time I have revealed why. After I checked in at the emergency room, the nurse took some of my blood. No one knew what was wrong with me, but figured out it wasn't my… Continue reading January Is National Blood Donor Month

Life

Am I The Only One Who Is Glad Christmas Is Over?

Past years found me waking up early (yes, even in my thirties), excited to open presents. Like most people, I enjoy receiving presents. I also like giving presents and seeing the look on a person's face when they open a perfect, well thought out gift. This year could not have been more different. I woke… Continue reading Am I The Only One Who Is Glad Christmas Is Over?

Self-Care

Self-care is more than bubble baths and candles

In September, I had a health crisis.  I hadn’t been taking care of myself and it caught up to me.  I ended up needing to spend four days in the hospital.  I knew something was wrong with me.  I hadn’t felt like myself in months, but I kept ignoring it and hoping it would eventually… Continue reading Self-care is more than bubble baths and candles