Musings

How Internal Family Systems Helped Me Heal

A brave friend of mine inspired me recently. By talking about mental health more openly, he’s been trying to remove the stigma surrounding it. His vulnerability made me realize how I could also help people by sharing my own experiences with this subject. My life has not been all sunshine…

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Musings

Traveling Overseas as a Sensitive Introvert

What do you get when you mix a sensitive introvert with international travel? A much different experience than movies and travel guides would have you imagine! I just returned from a week-long trip to Scotland with my significant other. While it was absolutely amazing, and despite a few bumps in…

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Raw and Unfiltered

Am I Enough?

Am I a good writer? Do I have what it takes? Can I focus for long enough? Can I get the creative juices flowing? Will anyone (other than my boyfriend) recognize me? Will I be better than the others? Good enough to be published? Good enough to make a difference…

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Cubicle Advice

To Move, or Not to Move?

I like what I do for work. It’s true I’d rather be a self-supporting writer living in Scotland, pushing out a new novel every few months. But that’s my dream. That’s not my reality right now. My reality right now, what I actually do each day…I enjoy. I’m a specialist.…

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Lessons Learned From Grade School

Kindergarten

Taking the school bus in Kindergarten was an interesting experience. When you’re that age, you quickly realize that the sooner you sit down on a large moving vehicle, the less likely you are to lose your balance and fall into the nearest kid’s lap (likely an intimidating 5th grader, if…

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