• Taking A Break

    Taking A Break

    This was originally posted over on SecretPeriwinkle. This is a damn hard thing for me to say. I have prided myself on my ability to push through some tough situations. But this time, I can’t. As you may know, Tuesday morning, our youngest Chihuahua boy went out for a second morning run after my spouse put our daughter on the bus to head to school. He never came back from that run, and the entire day really has me feeling like I’ve been hit by a train emotionally, physically – pretty much every way you can think. We never expected what happened that day – that our Ozzy would go…

  • Choose Happy

    I’ve talked about the fact that since the early days of the year, how I’ve felt more at home, more at peace and happier. Don’t get me wrong, I still have depression. But I have learned that if I choose happiness, looking for the good in the day, while recognizing that not every day is a good day, my whole mindset changes. Simply, to “choose happy” doesn’t erase my depression, anxiety, autism or attention-deficit disorder. But it does put me in a better, more balanced mindset. I know I had promised an entry on healthy boundaries, but right now, I’ve been pulling packages of log files, dealing with archives, and…

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Looking back at 2020 This year, I had wanted to get so much done. Turns out that I was going to be thwarted by a microscopic, little bastard that was identified as SARS-CoV-2. This little multipronged bastard managed to put my life on hold. The entire house has been stressed out, and I decided to put my mental health first. So, I cut back on blogging, tried to get my house in order, and just made myself and my family my priority. I had intended to start podcasting in November. But November brought challenges that made it hard to get the quality product out that I wanted to. So that…