Self Care Is Hard Work

Continuing the previous post and comments and conversations about self-care and managing it I worry about burnout. I don’t worry about it a lot, but I can usually tell when I’m feeling it because that’s when the worry starts to creep in. It’s the preview before the full-on exhaustion. It’s the days/weeks/months of denial thatContinue reading “Self Care Is Hard Work”

family and war

my brother is looking down the barrel of a tour in Afghanistan. he has already been to Iraq, which is actually why he’s going to Afghanistan. he signed up for a few more years while in Iraq. the army accepted this from him. at the time, he would tell me that he couldn’t imagine comingContinue reading “family and war”

i don’t deserve magic powers

If I were a magical person (by Harry Potter standards), I would use my powers to accomplish the mundane tasks in my life. I realized this while doing laundry today. Houses would be cleaned, rooms kept tidy, laundry done, etc., without me having to put my brain and my time to work. I could accomplishContinue reading “i don’t deserve magic powers”