Volcano

Yesterday, my grandmother had surgery. It was a long day. I woke up at 4:30 am, got to the hospital to give her a hug before she went in for prep, and finally saw her around 1:00 pm when the anesthesia wore off. She’s doing great. I’m not, for some reason. I hate that I’m…

So Many Hats

Over the weekend, I was watching my younger brother who has special needs. I usually do at some point every day, but the other day was for about three hours straight. During this time, I was thinking of all the different hats that my family wears to care for my brother. I’m sure every family,…

Just Whistle

Does anyone know the play The King and I? I have very fond memories of watching the film version with Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner from 1956. Almost every time I went over to my grandparents’ house for a holiday or for a few hours as my parents were out, my top priority was to…

Medication is Frustrating

This title is blunt for a reason. Just as simple as it is stated, medication is really frustrating and difficult. Maybe not for everyone. But I’ve been struggling for years to find the right medicine for my mental health. I’ve probably tried about four different kinds over the past eight years at a variety of…

Superpowers

Everyone’s heard the age-old question: “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?” Maybe you’ve answered this question in a survey. Maybe you’ve discussed it with your friend group. Or you’ve just thought about it as your mind jumps from idea to idea. I’ve considered this question during a variety of periods in…

73 Questions: Learn More About Me!

I thought I’d put something out there so you can learn more about me! Here are 73 questions just like they ask in Vogue. Enjoy reading through my crazy mind. 😉 What’s your usual Starbucks order?  Usually a frappe or latte, but if I had the choice, I’d rather go to Dunkin’ Donuts. What does your…

Depression is Sneaky

Ok, that title is a bit downplayed. Of course I’d rather use some sort of expletive for how much depression affects me. From one of my previous posts, Grace/Grief Period, I explained a bit about a time of grief in my life that has resulted in waves of depression. During the past couple of years,…

Being a Sister

Sometimes, being a sister is even better than being a superhero.  Having a strong bond with your siblings is possibly the greatest feeling your heart can ever experience.  Of course, no relationship is perfect; there will be arguments, silent treatments, and difficult times.  To be completely frank, being a sister or brother of an individual…

Friendship

My grandmother lives in a retirement home and has a wonderful team of friends. I am so grateful that she has them. They start card games together, check on each other, play bingo on Fridays for candy prizes, they grieve together, and most importantly, they care. When I was having lunch at her cafeteria there…

Grace/Grief Period

This is the biggest wave of all. And the longest lasting. Imagine. You are nearing the end of grad school, scared but totally ready for your next chapter in life. Usually what comes next for graduates is the “grace period” before loan payments kick in… My grace period wasn’t graceful in the slightest. Someone very…