Lessons in Recovery

“I know from the way you stroke my hair, the way you talk to me, the way you look at me, that you really love me,” Chérie said to me yesterday as we laid in bed. That made my heart melt. As someone who constantly feels like I’m never enough for anyone, it made me […]

National Coming Out Day 

This morning, I woke up with a sense of dread. I was dreading my decision to “come out”.  It’s National Coming Out Day today and I had made the decision to come out. And at 7.55am, I sat down with my Chromebook, took a deep breath and started typing. I had only 5 minutes because […]

Monday Blues

Today has definitely been a rough day. I had one of the worst falls in my experience of skateboarding. I was distracted for just a split second and had leaned backwards a little too much which caused my heavy backpack to pull me backwards. As I fell on my elbow, almost all of the force […]

Thoughts from Therapy #86 – Self Punishment

Note: As usual, this is a long one – usually the posts titled “Thoughts From Therapy” are going to be really long doozy posts to read. S’ expression was worry and/or concern almost the whole time through our session today. Hey, I’d be too if I were the psychologist and my client comes in and […]

Eventful Day

It has been an eventful and moderately overwhelming day – both for good and bad reasons. I woke up this morning and discovered that I was low on both Zoloft and Strattera. I was very tempted to let them run out and just quit my psych meds cold turkey. I don’t think that would’ve been […]

Love Bug

I’m struggling with the fact that someone I met on a dating site has expressed that they think that I’m attractive and that despite the fact that we have a connection that in my opinion is genuine, I don’t hear from them often enough.  We’ve never talked on the phone or Skyped or anything like […]

Words of Affirmation 

There was an event at the Multicultural Center today. As I stood at a booth and listened to the person elaborating on their organization, someone at the LGBTQ booth stopped me and said in an excited voice, “Oh! You don’t know me, but I know you!”  I was surprised.  They continued, “Yeah! You write a […]