Good people are what’s important

I stole this line from Girls, full disclosure. I’ve been binge-watching the series because I didn’t watch it when it first came out. It’s cheesy but quite poignant. But good people are what’s important. We’ve had a stressful week trying to get our house sold and we’ve had great friends who’ve helped us enormously. AndContinue reading “Good people are what’s important”

Pushing buttons

Being a parent means having a lot of your buttons pushed, unless of course you had a super amazing childhood and your parents were perfect and nothing bothers you. So, basically not me. My children are the loves of my life, I adore them. But they push almost every button I have. When my anxietyContinue reading “Pushing buttons”

Our wedding

I’ve been thinking a lot about our wedding recently, not only because it was our anniversary on Monday but because I see so many images of same sex couples in bridal magazines and now I can buy a same sex couple a greeting card at Chapters if I need one. 13 years ago, when MegContinue reading “Our wedding”

Lucky number 13

  This is a big week around here  – we’re getting our house ready to sell, I got to do my first real photo shoot on the weekend which was amazing and yesterday, Meg and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. By celebrated, I mean I stayed home from work so sick I could barely get out ofContinue reading “Lucky number 13”

Recovery takes time

When I think about taking time to recover from depression/anxiety, I realize that the feeling of wanting to rush through it was so powerful. I wanted the whole thing to be over. I wanted to be well. I wanted to stop feeling like a major inconvenience. I wanted to stop feeling ashamed of being broken.Continue reading “Recovery takes time”

How do you know when it’s time to fail?

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about failure. It’s good for me, I wasn’t allowed to fail as a kid which isn’t a great lesson frankly. Being perfect all the time is a real pain in the ass. So now I can see that failure is essential. Failure brings growth and lessons. Failure breedsContinue reading “How do you know when it’s time to fail?”

Dropping out of my Ph.D.saved my life part II

Wow did yesterday’s post get a lot of conversation going! That was amazing, thank you all so much for commenting! Sharing my drop out story was awesome, felt good. But I wasn’t totally honest. I dropped out only after trying to move programs because my supervisor died. Ok, let’s back up. So I’m flaming outContinue reading “Dropping out of my Ph.D.saved my life part II”