PTSD and Laughter

                          It was during a one act competition my junior year that I ironically won an award for playing a young actress who was struggling with dissociative identity disorder. I had no idea what was waiting in my mind. Looking at this picture […]

Okay? Okay.

Decapitation and other severed body parts are common in surrealist art, especially, of the female form and I can’t help but feel like this woman. Often. It seems lately that for every step I take forward, several are lost. For the amount of hours I clock with my nose to the proverbial grindstone, I find […]

Redefining My Dreams: 10 Things I’ve Let Go So That I Could Heal

  I was inspired this week by a friend, Kait, who could tell you the first, second, and third thing about struggling with chronic illness. She posted about having to give up an opportunity to study abroad in order to begin a more intensive medical regimen to push her Myasthenia Gravis into remission. She inspires me all […]

My Dog is a Better Person Than I Am.

I learn a lot from my dog. He has a very short list of priorities and needs. Right now, he’s taking a nap for probably the 12th time today. Shy is a retired race dog. He is a 75 pound greyhound who loves food, sleep, walks, and anything that squeaks. He loves meeting new dogs […]

Waiting Sucks, You’re Not Doing It Wrong

The Church is good. GOD knows they try. But some things that echo from well-intentioned pulpits and mouths fluent in “Christian-ese” can warp some pretty heavy things into some nasty half-truths. Let me just tell you now: WAITING SUCKS. Anticipation of good things can be exciting and thrilling! The arrival of something good like a […]