Snowballs

Anxiety is like a snowball. It starts out quietly; a scoop in the palm of your hand, the smallest seed of doubt. It grows the more your mind works on it. It molds and shapes it into something firmer, something solid. You can feel the negative self-talk battering you like ice flakes in a storm. … More Snowballs

Broken Homes

It’s hard to be a part-time parent. I feel for every single broken family in existence. Especially the children. When I was pregnant with my kids, I had this image of how my family was going to be. I’d have support from my spouse, we’d raise them together and enjoy watching them grow up to … More Broken Homes

Today

Today I had a rough day. I was cranky, I was vocal, I overshared my feelings. I was tired. Mentally drained. I got home, and I saw my dog looking at me in anticipation. And he was fucking adorable. He melted away the tension that had built up inside me throughout the day.  I put … More Today

Stupid Stuff I’ve Done, at Work and Elsewhere – Part 4

And now, on to the big fish.  As you can imagine, ten years is a long time to collect stupid stories, especially for someone like me, who cannot seem to avoid doing stupid things. For this entry, I am thinking I will try to make it more of a point form list.  That’s tough for … More Stupid Stuff I’ve Done, at Work and Elsewhere – Part 4

Stupid Stuff I’ve Done, at Work and Elsewhere – Part 3

After my illustrious career job at Walmart came to a tragic end, I worked at several different call centers in the area. One of them was inside of an older, run-down building in Downtown St. Catharines. Orientation was brief and basically consisted of a tour of the office. Employees on my specific team were encouraged … More Stupid Stuff I’ve Done, at Work and Elsewhere – Part 3

Stupid Shit I’ve Done, at Work and Elsewhere – Part 2

Yesterday we left off at the end of my aspiring veterinary career.  What a lovely story that was too, no? I think my next two jobs were ones I worked at simultaneously–one of which was a part-time job as a bartender/toaster oven chef/waitress at a pool hall in St. Catharines, which was a hot spot … More Stupid Shit I’ve Done, at Work and Elsewhere – Part 2

Stupid Stuff I’ve Done, at Work and Elsewhere – Part 1

Today I’d like to share some stories with you.  This is probably going to be a two-or-three-parter. Anyone who knows me in real life, knows that I am probably one of the biggest klutzes on the earth.  I am constantly breaking glassware at home–I have my own designated bucket where I get to put all … More Stupid Stuff I’ve Done, at Work and Elsewhere – Part 1

Him

I sometimes find myself in a rut when it comes to new ideas to write about.  So in the interim, I am going to share a story that I wrote in high school.  I gave it the title “Him”, partially because it was about a guy, but also because I had fallen in love with … More Him