So I began the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge on the 9th in earnest and can I just say - I think I'm off to a pretty damn good start. Bag #1 was gathered from my room and my living space and contained all the little bits and bobs of plastic that wind up … Continue reading 40 Bags in 40 Days, Progress Report #1!
I feel guilty. I feel guilty all the damn time. I feel guilty about pretty much everything, even things that I don't control and have had exactly 0 impact on. The running joke in college was that someone managed to get me to genuinely apologize for the meteor that killed the dinosaurs after copious amounts … Continue reading #40Bagsin40Days
If we were having coffee, I'd tell you about my road trip to see Bear 2 weekends ago. The traffic cooperated except for a little stretch crossing the Connecticut border into Rhode Island, which meant our options were limited for dinner when I arrived. But we managed to have amazing food delivered anyway, after slight … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee – All is Full of Love Edition*
Hi. I'm Danni and I have Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I'm presently untreated, and unmedicated. I'm pretty high-functioning, though, so most people don't realize how hard I'm working to keep my eyes open because my depressed brain wants to sleep for 14 hours a day and my anxiety maybe lets me get 5. Or … Continue reading #TimeToTalk
I've been in hiding for a while. Like a few years a while. It's partly depression - sometimes I can can hear my brain screaming at me that we should leave the house, and my body just shrugs and says, "Couch is nice. Couch is life." It's partly anxiety - there are people out there … Continue reading Re-Entry into Society – Shields Up!
So this weekend I survived my 3rd NYC Midnight short story competition. I say survived because my writing process is less "outline-draft-edit-submit" and more "8 Stages". Add to this: My phone was blowing up with issues unrelated to writing. It was too early to straight up drink so I put the Amarulla in my coffee. (This … Continue reading WRITE ALL THE WORDS
First thing's first - this weekend marked the completion of a labor of love that I have been working for about 19 months (with a nice long break in between for the scorcher of a summer we had). On Saturday night at 10:49PM, I bound off my last stitch on THE BEAST: It was super … Continue reading Little Accomplishments Everywhere