A Brave New World

January 1, 2013

I like to think that we start over with each new year, like we have a second chance to make things happen for ourselves — to learn and to grow. Last year,  I thought it was all about the healing — both physically and emotionally; I thought that the physical pain was behind me with […]

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Up Close and Personal

December 17, 2012

I don’t know how to begin this blog post. I don’t know how to begin because what I’m feeling is so complex and fragile and I don’t know how to get the words out. But these are words that have to be said… Everyone wants to talk about mental health and illness in the wake […]

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Carry Me Home

December 11, 2012

This is the worst part of day — that time between being faraway in dreams and being awake and distracted by work, when the reality of all that is happening and has happened sets in. It’s when you hear people passing outside your window — teenage girls on their way to school, shoes slapping against […]

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What If I Fail?

December 3, 2012

It’s Monday. On Thursday, the Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my book will be over and I’ll know whether I can continue pursuing a dream, what I had once believed could be a purpose, or if I’ll have to set it aside, the manuscript closed in that metaphorical drawer until another day or forever. […]

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Pimping Myself Out Makes Me Uncomfortable

November 19, 2012

(In the self-marketing sense, I mean. It’s true. I feel vulnerable and uncomfortable and I keep telling myself it has to be worth it if you believe this much in something. And I do. So, here goes everything…) Just one week ago, I introduced Annie Summer to the world with a Kickstarter campaign to help […]

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