Category: Mental health

  • Window and Freeway

    This week’s FMF writing prompt is: INFLUENCE Not gonna lie. The prompt doesn’t speak or spark, for me, but the point of the exercise is to build discipline around the practice of writing, to some extent. So. Here I am. Rock me like a hurricane. Influence. I influence others. I am influenced. The environment I’m […]

  • Digital clean slate

    I’m making room for new dreams. Today I went through my Amazon account, and completely wiped it clean. No wishlists. No subscribe‘n’save. Nothing in the cart. Nada. I emptied my IKEA wish list. Clean as a whistle. Absolutely everything is gone that I have ever thought about bringing into my old life. Everything is gone […]

  • Section 3: Package and Software Management

    This suuuuucks. Three sections to go, and not much of November left. I let myself get pulled into taking care of someone who needs to learn to take care of themself. I’m not doing anyone any favors, here. My ex cried, and told me that, if his girlfriend hadn’t come over last weekend, he “would […]

  • Repeat: The quick, quick version

    This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: REPEAT. Hi. My name’s Jae, and this is my brother Pete, and my other brother Repeat.[note]I had to.[/note] You guys. Holy cow. I’ve taken three run-ups for this OS class, and failed every time. But this time I’m screaming through the class like a Bentley on fire, […]

  • Insane courage, lodgepole pine, and having a voice

    Today’s Five Minute Freewrite prompt is: VOICE I’m not writing today because my voice is not important. My voice got me in trouble when I used it as a kid, and as a wife. My body and heart are quick to remind me why it’s a bad idea. My voice is not important, and when […]

  • My own private Ida-nope.

    Today’s post is short[note]Stop sighing in relief! I heard that![/note]. I’m going to go to bed early. I’m going to get up later than I’ve been getting up this week, because I’m writing this ahead of time. I’m scheduling it. In the morning, I’m going to take a longer shower than necessary. I’m going to […]

  • Sundowners in Whoville

    This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: WHO. I really want to write something about Doctor Who here, but my brain is too tired to be clever. There isn’t enough coffee in the world, after being up most of the night with my Maggie Mayhem cat, who is 18 1/2, and has the occasional […]

  • I don’t wanna. You can’t make me.

    I’m not writing today because I don’t feel like it. I’m just not in the mood. I’m not inspired. The motivation fairy hasn’t rapped me over the head with his wand, today[note]Why does the Motivation Fairy look like Hulk Hogan in a tutu? Brain, what are you doing?[/note]. And we all know I don’t go […]

  • You’ve got this.

    This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: PRAISE. I think, as adults, we don’t get nearly enough of this. I don’t mean for accomplishments or goals met, but just about general life. When I was finishing up my last temp job, which lasted six months, I asked someone if they’d mind being a reference […]