Challenge: List as Many Happy Things As You Can in 5 Minutes

Hey all, I keep seeing challenges on the internet. As a non-Gen-Z-er, I find many of them weird and out of my comfort zone. (Not saying that they are all bad. Just not up my alley.) But, there are some really positive ones, like posting glow up photos, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and the … Continue reading Challenge: List as Many Happy Things As You Can in 5 Minutes

Chronic Pain: A Free-Form Poem

A life of chronic pain. A life of chronic pain means constantly having to cancel plans or explain why I am not enthusiastic being around people. Irritability. With every step, I cringe, blinking back the tears that I am trying to hide. Eight, Nine, Ten level pain. I shut my mouth and lie when people … Continue reading Chronic Pain: A Free-Form Poem

He Lied About Brain Cancer and Ruined My Sense of Trust

[Language warning: As I have young readers, I feel compelled to warn everybody that there will be a small amount of profanity throughout this post. There is no way to write this one without foul language. If you are sensitive to profanity, consider skipping this.] Believe it or not, this isn't clickbate.  All of this … Continue reading He Lied About Brain Cancer and Ruined My Sense of Trust

30 Real-Life Ways I Am, and You Might Be, a Gryffindor

When I read Harry Potter, I immediately knew I was a Gryffindor. It is not just because I wanted to be in the house the main characters were in. I try to embody the very values which Gryffindors portray. Yet, people constantly question the reasoning. They think bravery has to be grandiose.  Bravery is not … Continue reading 30 Real-Life Ways I Am, and You Might Be, a Gryffindor