You know what I’m really thankful for, lately? All of the mental health assistance I’ve received over the last month and a half. The last six weeks (and the last two weeks in particular) have honestly been kind of life-changing for me. Continue reading “Thankful Thursday: Mental Health Help”
So, I was planning on taking September off, and scheduled a post explaining what is going on with me and why I need A Break™. But, after a bit of consideration, I’ve decided to postpone my vacation from the internet until a little later in the year; either October to properly savor the Halloween season (which is basically my Christmas), or November to focus on NaNoWriMo. Let’s be real, probably November, because I need every spare ounce of focus to complete that beast.
Unfortunately, that kind of left me without a post for today. So, I’m taking a cue from Allen over on The Midnight Goose and filling out a “Meet the Blogger” type survey. But not the same survey because I feel like that would be cheating. I went and searched out my own. Continue reading “Meet the Blogger!”
These aren’t just for those of you suffering mental illness. These are also good side hustles if you don’t have a lot of time to work a regular job (because I can’t be in class and at work at the same time) or you have little kids you need to be home taking care of. Read this, then go get paid!
It is my sincerest hope that this post doesn’t resonate with most of my readers. I hope you can wake up in the morning, brush your teeth, pour yourself some joe, and work a long and productive day at your nine to five job, five days a week until you die… at your desk.
But I wanted to put a resource out there for my readers who have bouts of “I am just too fucking crazy right now to work a real job.” Because despite what we may think, it happens to the best of us.
I have very good mental health. I wake up happy, I don’t experience any kind of explosive emotions (unless, of course, I see dogs locked in hot cars or someone chewing really loudly then, naturally, all bets are off). For the most part, I’m a pretty stable Sally.
That being said, all of my…
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I’m not much on reblogging things, because my blog is basically a diary so I tend to keep it personal and share things on Twitter or Facebook if something moves me. But this is SO IMPORTANT for new witches (and is even a good reminder for those who’ve been practicing for a while). I cannot recommend this post enough.
I have to say I have been working on this post for sometime now and kept going over it again and again, trying to keep it short and to the point. This post is dedicated for new Witches that are not sure where or how to begin.
I get a lot of questions about where to begin, what do I do, how do I do it? what do I read, who do I talk too? How do I know if its right, wrong, real and genuine. Here is my answer…..
One thing I was taught from childhood from my grandmother was this…. Every Witches path is different, what you are meant to learn you will be taught, and the lessen will present itself to you. Its important not to force yourself to learn and accept something that does not resonate or make sense to you. After all, you are the…
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Misfit Marjorie is one of the coolest human beings on the internet. Consider donating to his travel fund?
I’ve mentioned IML several times over the past few months, but for the uninitiated, International Mr. Leather is an annual competition that takes place in Chicago during Memorial Day weekend. There are around 60 contestants every year, and at IML 40, I will be one of them.
I qualified for the contest about a year and a half ago (when I won the title of Mr. Firedancer Dallas 2016-2017, which is worth a story of its own one of these days), and at the time, I was like, “Nifty! I’ma go to IML at some unspecified point in the distant future. That’ll be a hoot.” However, now that the event is 11 weeks away, I’m like, “OMG OMG WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?!” But hey, at least I don’t suffer from any kind of acute mental illness to make the situation even more terrifying, amirite?
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Some of you may have noticed that I mention my “spiritual counselor” or “spiritual advisor” on occasion, but I don’t think I’ve ever explained what that means, who she is, or what she does for me. Or, if I have, it’s been lost in the annals and purges.
I officially met Jacqueline Valdez when I was in my late-teens or early-twenties, but she’s known me for much longer. My mother started seeing her when I was very young. I feel like I’ve known her my entire life–that’s not some metaphysical philosophy, implying that I think I knew her in a past life; that’s just the vibe she gives off. Being around her is comfortable, like having lunch with an old friend. Continue reading “Spiritual Counseling”
Happy New Year! I hope 2018 brings all of you love, light, and joy.
I’ve started this post about six times, now. I feel like it’s the first of the year and I should make some grand announcement about my plans to improve myself and my life in 2018, like so many other people are doing.
But, honestly? I’m just not feeling it.
I’ve made resolutions in the past and they always fall through. It’s impossible for me to set out goals for the entire year–hell, my goals for the week usually change midway through. A year isn’t that long, but it seems vast stretching out before me. Whenever I write out resolutions, be they vague and general or detailed and specific, I always over-shoot and fall flat.
This year, I’ve decided not to do that. Rather than focusing on all the things, I’ve decided in 2018 to not focus on some things. I’m calling these things “non-resolutions” because they aren’t getting any resolve from me, this year:
- Finding a job. I’ve been afforded a fantastic opportunity to focus solely on school and I need to stop squandering it. I’m blessed that I have parents that help me meet my financial needs, that are willing to house me and feed me while I devote my time to studying. I also desperately need to catch up on so many years of schooling that I wasted. So, in 2018, I will stop trying to find a job which will only spread my time and attention even thinner.
- Finding a date. 2017 saw me floundering in the dating pool. OK Cupid is a cesspool of perverts and jaded pseudo-intellectuals. Flirting with people in real life is a nightmare. If it happens, that’s cool, but I’m done wasting my time seeking someone out.
- Learning to drive. I have severe anxiety around driving. I keep trying to force myself to get over it and I keep not being able to get over it. All this has done is make me feel like a failure and add to my anxiety and depression. Obviously, I need some serious professional help to get over this hurdle that I just don’t have access to at the moment. I’m done feeling guilty and useless for a fear I can’t help.
So, those are some of the things that I plan not to do with 2018. I can’t really tell you what I do plan to do with it, just yet. I still don’t really know.
But, I’ll let you know when I get there.
This is going to be a great year, witches. I can feel it in my bones.
I love you all.
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