A Moment of Weakness.

Do you ever get the sense you’re on the edge of a break down?  As though you’re nearly ready to fall apart?  That you’re a train chugging closer and closer to the edge of a ravine? I do. The feeling sort of comes upon me, like a shiver settling on my skin.  At first, it’s […]

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Vigor

It takes strength of mind and spirit to wake up in the morning when you are plagued by depression.  Things that come easily to most people – getting out of bed, cooking dinner, exercising – don’t come easily to me.  I always feel like I’m climbing a mountain.  Some days, I want to do everything […]

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an ill-fitting dress

For years, I walked around ashamed of the things I love. A lot of people define adulthood by the milestones we’ve reached – a career, a marriage, children.  Owning a house.  Moving out of the parents’ house, at least.  Some simply say when you turn eighteen, you’re a grown up.  With being an adult comes […]

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“i am never going to be hungry again”

I have a confession to make.  I absolutely adore Scarlett O’Hara. She is, by and large, a terrible person.  She a product of her times – the 1860s – and her raising – a plantation in Georgia during the Civil War and the time after.  In her novel “Gone with the Wind”, Margaret Mitchell offers […]

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