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.


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...
PoeticsOnline.net – One Year Later

PoeticsOnline.net – One Year Later

Though I’ve had the PoeticsOnline.net domain name since 2003, it wasn’t until one year ago that I started seriously posting content, kicking things off with a large site redesign and blank slate on which to write. While I often wrote poetry or short...
Anxiety Truncation

Anxiety Truncation

Recently while working at a client location it came up in conversation that I spent much of my free time writing, both fiction and real-world reflections, and my contact there mentioned that they’d have an interest in reading my work. Trying not to mix business...