What a weird, long, fucked up year it’s been…

How shall I summarize? I started 2016 feeling utterly hopeless. I was convinced that I was stuck in a place in life that would never improve. 2015 was a year of some major mental health struggles for me and the first part of 2016 carried that weight. It’s hard to describe exactly what was going on with me but it was a really dark and scary place.

Very suddenly, though, things started changing. I took a position on a new team, … Read More

It’s the goddamn gift that keeps on giving.

So, I recently developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot. It’s delightful. After spending about six months pretending that nothing was wrong, as I am known to do, I finally took action. I found out what the pain was, started doing stretches and exercises, bought inserts for my shoes, and made sure to sleep differently so I wasn’t pointing my toe at night. I cannot, however, ice my foot as so many like to suggest to me because I also have a … Read More

So… funny story. You know how everything was hopeless and awful? About that – it’s not so hopeless and awful now. I’m now a full time student at ASU online and will be finishing my degree by Spring 2018. So, that happened.

How I got here is a really long story, but I’m one quarter in now and, while amazingly exhausted, I’m so happy. Like, I don’t know when I’ve ever been so happy.

I’m in a new job with my company and I’m completely in love with my … Read More