The Next Right Thing

Living a good life is challenging. A life that's productive, positive, happy, and isn't hugely damaging to yourself or those around you... It's hard. And when you add in depression, anxiety, sickness, and sobriety on top of it all, it sometimes feels a lot harder. Depression kills my productivity. Sometimes I start thinking about having … Continue reading The Next Right Thing

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Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety

It's been a while since I've posted anything, as you might have noticed. I think there are roughly 7 regular readers who will have noticed... This one's for you. Sorry it's so long. Apparently a lot happens in 6 weeks. I left Seattle at the end of July and headed to Denver to see my … Continue reading Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety

This is 28

I turned 28 today. I'll admit, there were times I didn't think that would happen. But here I am: alive and ancient. (And don't you senior citizens start harping on me... you probably felt old at 28 too. I actually have wrinkles now.) Lately I've been thinking a lot about how I present my life … Continue reading This is 28

What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

I received an email this week from a reader of my blog I've never met. (Yes, apparently I have readers other than my immediate family...who knew) He mentioned something about initially thinking I couldn't have anxiety because of all the adventurous things I've done. I moved across the globe by myself; clearly, I must be … Continue reading What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

On turning 27

I never expected this is where I would be at 27. I don't know where exactly I thought I'd be, but I don't think I'd have ever guessed here: broke, single, and teaching two year olds in Thailand. My mom was 27 when she married my dad...who was 22. I never imagined I'd wait as … Continue reading On turning 27