the story so far

Keeping the Darkness at Bay

So many things in life come in circles, in cycles, in waves. They come and they go with a relentless ebb and flow that we can sometimes predict but rarely control. Our lives have these seasons, and we can either fight them or we can grow with them. The waves that I fight are the… Continue reading Keeping the Darkness at Bay

creative writing

The Girl Who Laughed Wolf

the girl who laughed wolf laughed until her lungs gave out at first they wondered at her laughter but when she continued they went back back to work and play and life and every day she laughed again until no one took note and then she laughed wolf one last time before the laugh itself… Continue reading The Girl Who Laughed Wolf

memory lane

It is difficult to be sad and useful at the same time.

One of the easiest ruts to get stuck in, and the hardest to get out of, is depression. I don't write about this much, or I try not to, because I like to pretend it doesn't exist. When I was very young, maybe six years old, I had severe anxiety. So for a time I… Continue reading It is difficult to be sad and useful at the same time.

mumbling of an imbecile

Mourning

I guess I should start this out by saying that I haven't recently lost anyone dear to me, and that I am not currently in mourning. It's just something I've been thinking about lately, as dark as that sounds, and thought that it might be interesting to write about. See, death is a big deal.… Continue reading Mourning

yo ho a teacher's life for me

5 Stages of Grief

On a daily basis I go through all five stages of grief while dealing with my second graders. No joke, folks, it's a regular roller coaster, and it repeats itself every single day. 1. Denial:┬áNah, I don't have to go to school. It's not that important. I don't need this job. These kids would do… Continue reading 5 Stages of Grief