Category: Breathe

Fear is not the boss of me…

I used to wonder how people could drive so confidently in the dark. How could they tell the oncoming cars weren’t heading straight for them? How did they know when it was safe to turn in front of other cars, or switch lanes? It was years before I realized that not everyone suffered from night…

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Dear 2017,

Dear 2017, You came in just the same way you’re leaving…. like a bitch. I like bitches though, so there! You challenged my ability to handle stress early on. While I attended to the needs of others in my family, I let my own go and I suffered, physically, emotionally, and mentally. I was a…

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Holidays? What holidays?

This is the first moment I’ve had to sit down and reflect on the 2017 holiday season. There are very few signs that we even celebrate in or outside of my home right now. My hall is full of packed and unpacked boxes, two rooms have been emptied, kitchen cupboards are open, and shit is…

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