Holidays with COVID 19 separation are difficult, but we can still blossom through it all.
What do you do when everything you’ve worked for, achieved and produced takes an unexpected plunge into a new reality? Do you hide? Simply adapt or morph like a chameleon into your new, unexpected life? Do you fight it with all your might? Is it even that quick and easy of a decision? For me, … Continue reading Introducing Rubble Blossom
As a brain tumor patient my mind often races, thoughts get jumbled, and actions can’t exist because decisions become impossible. My best remedy is going to a quiet place and playing a computer game- no I’m not kidding. It allows one area to take charge and the others to settle.
This quick story was featured in my writing class for its inclusion of multiple conflicts and because it made the instructor burst out laughing unexpectantly!
Trying to treat myself to a good Halloween MRI.
It was right after our refrigerator arrived that I found out. Our kitchen was otherwise complete, but it had been on backorder for quite some time and the old one was like a ninety year-old face on a twenty one year-old hard-body. The timing of the delivery was actually like a divine intervention for the … Continue reading Five Years Ago Today
Dear Lahla, As you start anew, these are the three life lessons I’ve selected to hold onto as the rest of your memories wash away and you begin again. Keep these, Lahla. You’ll see… Deal with your problems right away, no matter how big or small. They don’t go away, but pester, nag, and haunt … Continue reading An Open Letter to Myself (If I Could Start Life Over Again)
How do you know when the weight you’re carrying is just holding you down and when it’s indicating you need to go another way? I’ve concluded that it needs to go, but when is it forgiveness with some assurance it won’t happen again and when is it making sure it won’t happen again? Is there … Continue reading How Do You Know?
After emergency mode it can be hard to pick up the pieces and get back to normal. Actually, in my experience you don't really "get back," rather, you create new. However, I'm not sure whether that's true for everyone. Anyway, approaching your own normal concept is challenging too. One thing I've found especially helpful is … Continue reading Doing Something Outside Myself