Self-Reflection Posts

These posts are not for everyone, and their contents should be considered both sensitive and personal. Everything in this category is me reflecting on myself, my life, and the people around me. I tackle issues such as depression, sexism, and even trying to lead a fulfilling life. This warning isn’t to say that every post is melancholy, but there is a reason I’ve sectioned them off this way. That said, thank you very much for your time, patience, and understanding.


Unmotivated

Unmotivated

Being perfectly honest, Octoboer wasn’t a very good mental health month for me. I was getting stressed out, my emotional doubt was getting the better of me, and I wasn’t able to reach out to my small but invaluable support network in any meaningful way. In...
Opportunity Costs

Opportunity Costs

This past weekend was supposed to be a very productive one; I had plans to do some yard work, clean up several rooms of the house, start reading a new book, and hopefully get some writing done on one of my two literary projects. Instead, I did little more than watch...
Weary

Weary

Over the past few days my mental state has been fairly low, dipping and staying beneath my “normal.” A combination of stressors has me feeling like my brain is in overdrive, trying to run across molasses – I can’t run fast enough to actually get...
Playing Well with Others

Playing Well with Others

Very occasionally an entry in the Self-Reflection category begins with a warning – or at least a cautionary note – that the contents are more sensitive than other content, and will not be to everyone’s taste or interest, even for those who otherwise follow the...
Nervewracked

Nervewracked

Several days ago I made the conscious decision to rework my Wasteland posts into a novella-length book to be published, hopefully on Amazon if not also at local retailers. It was a big decision, and one not lightly made, because it represented a big shift in my...
Wallpapers

Wallpapers

For nearly seven years I had the same lockscreen wallpaper on my phone, greeting me every time I checked the time, answered a text, or checked my calendar. I’m largely a creature of habit and routine, and so when I find a configuration or setting I like, I am...