On A Year Ago

A year ago today I made a change that I’d always wanted to make: I moved into my own apartment. I couldn’t really write about it the entire time because it felt unsafe to do so in such a public way when I was living solo but I can’t tell you how many times I … More On A Year Ago

Letting Go

I’ve been pretty tightly wound most of my life. Like I said in my last post, I wasn’t always like that. But as I let my experiences in the world chip away at and change me, that changed too. There are two moments that stand out the most significantly to me that I’ll share. Two … More Letting Go

On Self-Acceptance

I wasn’t always like this. I grew up as a fun-loving and even outgoing kid. Totally unconcerned with the world around me and what it thought. But at some point, I started letting the stares of other people in. The comments. The teasing. I started to look around and realize I wasn’t like my classmates. … More On Self-Acceptance

On Being Left Behind

I thought once I got my COVID vaccines that I could finally leave behind having to blog diatribes. But here we are, almost 2 years later and I still haven’t been given that opportunity. Today, California decided to lift the mask mandate altogether, for everyone, whether you’re vaccinated or not. The fact that this happened … More On Being Left Behind

On Apartment Hunting

I’ve talked many times on this blog about how certain things are much more difficult when you’re a person living with a disability. One of those things is apartment hunting. What I’m about to say will all be framed from my particular perspective. I can’t speak to what our entire community experiences because I know … More On Apartment Hunting

On Challenges

It’s safe to say that these last few months have been the worst mental health months I’ve had in a long time. Even worse than during the worst of COVID (who thought that could be possible?). Life has a way of not turning out the way you expected or hoped. It doesn’t mean there aren’t … More On Challenges

On Writing

Over the past year, during lockdown and staying home, I had plenty of time on my hands. I watched every show imaginable. Streamed every movie. I slept. I drank a lot of wine. I took a free online class to learn about Hinduism. But what I didn’t do was write. The amount of times I … More On Writing