Onward to 2018, mostly in one piece

At the end of 2016, I didn’t think any year could be worse than that one had been. Then 2017 showed up and, for most of the year, proved that things can almost always be worse.

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2016, a postscript

2016, for me, was in many ways both the best and worst year of my life so far.  The highs were incredible; the lows, excruciating.  I’m trying to approach 2017 as a totally fresh start despite the fact that it’s not.  Every day, week, month, and year is a continuation of the last one–and I know just enough to understand that the trials of the recent past can help me create a better future.

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Still here, just busy

I’ve had a lot of blog hits in the last few days from various places I’ve called home, so I want to stress that I’m still alive, for starters.  Things have just been moving at an insanely fast pace recently and I haven’t had time to do much of anything, let alone blog.

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The hardest goodbye

My grandmother passed away in the wee hours of Saturday morning, surrounded by her four children and her husband of nearly 41 years. I was in her bedroom, just the next room over from the living room where we and a hospice nurse had been tending to her since her release from the hospital just a couple of days earlier.

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When what weighs you down threatens to pull you under

My mental health has been all over the map these last few weeks.  I have had some incredible days in there alert, lively, cheerful, talkative, totally at peace with where my life has been and where it’s going.  Unfortunately, that hasn’t been a frequent occurrence.

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