Ready, What does that even mean? Is one ever ready for what life throws one’s way? When life changes in an instant because of an accident, illness, or act of another, were you ready for that? Were you ready to have everything you knew pulled out from under you because the person you shared your life with no…Read more
And the walls came crashing down.
Some days, the sadness is overwhelming. Nothing happened persay, but you can’t shake the feeling of profound melencholy. Clouds form patterns in the sky that send memories, better left forgotten, flooding to your brain. You can do nothing but lay there and wonder what you did to deserve the intolerable pain caused by an unimaginable…Read more
Being an overthinker sucks. When thoughts come into my head or accusations are hurled at me by thoughtless friends or individuals, I often spend a lot of time analyzing their meanings. What if? How? Why? I always wonder about the reasons behind someone’s actions towards me. Were they in the right? Was I? Do I…Read more
A few years ago, I wrote a profile biography for a website. Later that night, while out with a friend, she reviewed it and loudly exclaimed, “You don’t like nature! You never want to go hiking with me.” I was hurt and embarrassed but didn’t say anything; I allowed the conversation to morph into other…Read more
Susie Sunshine ~ Why I struggle with fake positivity.
I started really struggling with depression in the summer of 2019. In December, it got significantly worse, and by January, my entire world fell apart. In those early days, I was a mess. When the kids were at their father’s, I would spend the entire weekend in bed, watching my ceiling fan spin (until that…Read more
So, a thing happened last week! I discovered flash fiction! These are generally short stories with word counts between 500-1,500 words, depending on which site you are visiting. I’d never heard of it before, but it appears I have an extensive collection of flash fiction stories I’ve written over the last couple of years. I…Read more
Friendship ~ Where are my people?
Last week I got into a disagreement with a long-time friend. While this in of itself was not unexpected, we’ve gone through periods of breaks before, the vitriol was. I realize that by now, we’re all crawling out of our skin. With the lockdowns, COVID, human rights activism, elections, non-stop lies from the former guy,…Read more