depression Mixtape music 

Fighting for Happiness

  I used to say January was the hardest part of winter to get through because it is so cold, the days are short, and it seems like the sun will never shine again.    However, after some consideration, I think the hardest part is the end of winter, with the roller coaster of temperatures and mixture of rainy and snowy days.  Welcome to bipolar weather Ohio, also known as March. Right now it is 21º, with a projected high of 28º today – just a few days ago it was…

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A Letter to My Daughter on Her Birthday

Dearest Daughter, Happy 24th Birthday! I hope you enjoy your very special day. I think of you often, my beautiful girl, especially on this day. August has always been a difficult month for me since you were born – not because I regret my decision, because we both know I did the best possible thing ever giving you up. August is always a month for me to assess my life and how far I’ve come. When I received your LinkedIn invite in my email not too long ago, I was…

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life musings on the fly relationships 

Alone & Rockin’ it!

I’m sitting in my living room in one of my beloved Hello Kitty t-shirts and a pair of colorful knee socks, eating peanut butter out of an almost empty jar with a spoon; I am finding that this is one of the many joys of living alone. Let me interject here that I don’t care that I’m almost 42 and still wearing Hello Kitty – I’ll rock the shit out of it at any age thank-you-very-much.   I’m not going to make excuses for wearing things that are, as Mom-ster…

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