Being a social worker and also being mental ill is a conundrum. I know all of the things that I’m experiencing are normal and worrisome all at the same time, and I also know how important it is to talk about those things; however, from working in my field and learning about it in school, … Continue reading Monkey See, Monkey Do
In previous posts I’ve mentioned that I work in healthcare. To be exact I work at a nursing home so for most of my day I’m submerged in a population of people in their 80’s-90’s. Some reading this may be thinking “that must suck” but truthfully, I adore my job. I am one of the … Continue reading Cautious Optimism
They say that it takes a truly special person to work with individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia yet I have a hard time looking at myself that way. I've worked in a nursing facility for four years now and I am the least of what makes the Alzheimer’s/Dementia journey "special." Since … Continue reading I’ll remember for you…
Whether it be walking my dog, shopping for groceries, cleaning my home, or cooking I’m generally a person who enjoys carrying out tasks alone. I’ve encountered many friends and even boyfriends who desire to join me while I check off my “to-do” list and as admirable as that sounds, I gracefully decline their offer. I’m … Continue reading F&#@ It, I’ll Do It Myself
Deciding to start a blog has been one of the scariest adventures I’ve ever embarked on, and yet, I’ve never felt more comfortable doing something so outside of my comfort-zone. Although I’m just starting out, putting a blog on the internet solidifies the possibility of anyone knowing my thoughts; which to date has been my … Continue reading Who Even Am I?
The holiday season can be difficult as this is the time where financial difficulties are highlighted, the loss of loved-ones causes grief, added stress of family travel may cause unpleasant feelings, and trying to decorate the house all create a rapidly growing to-do list that potentially turns such a festive activity into a daunting task. … Continue reading Christmas Fatigue
For me, relationships have torn through my life like a tornado on a mission, and it wasn’t until this last relationship, this last disaster, that I realized the mission was a lesson, and the lesson had to be learned before I could have a healthy relationship. My hope for this entry isn’t to bash my … Continue reading Soulmates Don’t Come Easy