A refreshing phone call with Mother.

So I just spoke to my mom on the phone. She was apologetic about how I can’t come along to help her in Maine. She said she’d talked to my dad and decided it would be too stressful for me. She sounded so regretful that I was fully prepared to act relieved for reasons notContinue reading “A refreshing phone call with Mother.”

Bring your best shot, buddy!

Oh, geez. I’ve been hard at work on my memoir today, editing a scene that’s trigger-worthy. And then it happened: I got an email from Mart. I blogged about him recently if you recall: he’s Mr. Wrong from four years ago. And I knew it was coming! I knew I hadn’t heard the last ofContinue reading “Bring your best shot, buddy!”

Writing, editing, and family news!

Hey, everyone! I hope everyone out there is having a great day. I’ve been hard at work on my memoir, and I’ve noticed that the opening chapters are boring. Ugh. I’m not sure how to fix it. I think the content is necessary to lay the groundwork of everything that comes after it. In otherContinue reading “Writing, editing, and family news!”

When the going gets tough…

So, I hit a wall. (Don’t worry. It was a metaphorical wall.) I decided last night to go ahead and not expect myself to use the treadmill on both Sunday and Wednesday evenings. That way, I can use those times to take twice-weekly showers, and I’ll still be burning 300 calories 12 times a week,Continue reading “When the going gets tough…”

Falling asleep now!

I have great news! Well, okay, it’s not like winning-the-lottery great, but it’s pretty great! It’s mid-January, and I haven’t felt remotely triggered by the physical abuse I suffered. It occurred to me that the EMDR I did last summer must’ve helped! Wow. FINALLY!!!! I always get triggered in winter. (Don’t I?) (Yeah, I thinkContinue reading “Falling asleep now!”

My new goals

It’s occurred to me that I’m not really an unhealthy eater (although I certainly can be), but I’m not capable of dieting enough for weight loss. So I’ve been trying to watch what I eat while exercising myself to death. After a few days of crunching numbers and seeing what’s possible, my goal is toContinue reading “My new goals”

Ready to take off here!

Okay, so here’s the latest: I’ve reached my word count for my memoir! (Give or take 500 words.) Go me! At this point, I’m inserting stuff that I forgot during the first go-around, and I’m holding off on ending it until later this year. The whole theme of the memoir is physical abuse and triggersContinue reading “Ready to take off here!”

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