June 2012

The Rejection Refrain

June 12, 2012

I’ve been dealing with a fair amount of rejection lately. Rejections on things I’ve put myself out there for with excitement, or nerves, or fear, or hope.Rejections on my writing, on my professional services, on my opinion. Rejection sucks. Even when it’s been expected, there’s nothing quite like that moment when you first find out […]

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The Sun On My Face

June 8, 2012

Eyes closed, face lifted to the sky, I feel the warmth of the sun. A soft breeze whispers across my skin adding a cool balance to the heat. There is a cloyingly sweet smell–jasmine? honeysuckle?– that on a normal day would be too rich for my tastes but today feels like the exact right way […]

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Kidlet Tidbits (And My Bid For Parent of the Year)

June 7, 2012

Well, that was a heavy couple of days around here, so I’ll lighten things up with some random little tidbits (and then the best video ever). This week, Jackson started going to daycare 3 days a week. Ouch to the pocketbook, but we think it’s time both for him and for N.C.’s business. Of course, […]

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Treating My Depression & Anxiety, Part 2

June 6, 2012

So, where were we? (Part 1, if you missed it). Medication Can Help I had been fairly resistant to taking medication. Not because I think it’s bad, at all, but instead because it was one more way that I was judging myself and adding to my anxiety & depression. I basically tried to tell myself […]

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Treating My Depression & Anxiety, Part 1

June 5, 2012

It’s been a little over 3 months since I first got my anxiety/depression diagnosis, and I wanted to share how I’ve been doing. It feels strangely more indulgent to write this post than that one (and I’ll be honest, I’ve really shied away from writing about it at all lately), but I figured a few […]

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