Remember to Remember

He rolled over in bed on top of his lover, reaching over to the bed stand and grabbed a syringe cap filled with used cottons and vitamin water. "Maybe we can just shoot vitamins instead of heroin," he said while mashing the cottons with the butt of the syringe. She grabbed her cap and did…

The Upward Spiral

Yesterday I sat in my last final, filling out a scantron that will likely be my last. It hadn't settled in yet, but 20 minutes from that moment I completed college. As I bubbled in my info I couldn't help but think back to a Psychology 100 final I took over 4 years ago in…

It’s Not That Serious

So I've really been preoccupied lately and have not neglected writing, but have been consciously choosing to spend my time doing other things in order to maintain my sanity. As I've noted in prior posts, I could have never estimated the psychological effects that my injuries would have, nor did I expect them to be…

Self-Acceptance

I think the biggest process in life is the finding and embracing who we are. How often do we find ourselves in situations that just aren't for us? If you're like me, maybe more often than you'd prefer. It's not to say we have a bad time, but that there are just situations that aren't…

Cassandra

I just deleted 1,000 words that were aimed at you, but had nothing to do with anyone but myself. Seems like such a cheat. I'll never forget that phone call the day you died. It was the most devastating event of my life. While it's so far away, I think this is the first time…

Just Keep Showing Up

"80 percent of life is just showing up." Woody Allen This was the main point emphasized by the instructor on my first day of college--it was even on the syllabus. Getting registered and taking my entrance exams was both humbling and humiliating. You know that joke about messing up right away so you don't have to worry about…