No Good Fairy To Do It For Me

I want to be brave and strong and work towards wholeness. But I don’t feel brave and strong. I feel tired and small and whiny. I want someone else to do it for me. I want the good fairy to wave her magic wand and bestow healthy emotional coping skills upon me.

Bitten By The Snake

  My husband is out of the country for 8 days, and I’ve been missing him a lot. I always know he’s an incredible support to me, but it’s all the more apparent when that daily support isn’t there. When I’m at work, at least I’m busy and distracted, but it’s harder and lonelier at home.…

Am I The Only One?

It’s time to go to sleep, but it can be hard to relax. I close my eyes and slide into my imagination. The setting changes, but it’s always related to a setting I’m currently involved in (graduate school at one point, workplace at another). The details change, but it always involves violence and sometimes kidnapping…

What Must That Be Like?

I just watched another episode of a Swedish TV show with my husband (he’s Danish and we’ve been watching only Scandinavian TV and movies for months now; at the moment we’re watching Henning Mankell’s Wallander.) We just watched the episode in which a man who was imprisoned fifteen years earlier for murder and whose daughter died while…