The Sweet Potato Incident

This is the first in a series of blogs I intend to write about my experience being homeless as a young child and the events leading up to it as I have come to understand them. My mother joined the Army in late 1981/early 1982. My sister Sara and I were 1 and 2, respectively.Continue reading “The Sweet Potato Incident”

Thanksgiving

Repost from my Facebook page. Written Thanksgiving 2019. I’ve never liked Thanksgiving. I think it’s stupid. It’s food based and the drama that comes with it isn’t worth roast turkey and stuffing. But I’m grateful we did our Sisters’ Thanksgiving last year. It was the first time we’d all four been together since my weddingContinue reading “Thanksgiving”

This is me

I relate so hard to Randall Pearson on This Is Us. From the stuff with his dad, his family, his need to succeed, his breakdowns, his anxiety. He’s textbook Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. Just like me. His conversation with Kate at the cabin in this week’s episode hit me hard. I know he was talkingContinue reading “This is me”

Lonely

I don’t have friends. Not real ones. I don’t trust I guess. I’m not capable of being a good friend. I don’t reach out. I wish I did. I don’t have anyone but my husband and therapist to really confide in. They both analyze everything I say. I think this will be just be howContinue reading “Lonely”

The Glass Castle

This is repost from my Facebook page from February 2019: My therapist had me read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls for homework (PS if your therapist doesn’t give you homework, ask for it. If they don’t, find a new therapist.). She thought, because of my background, I’d relate to it. My family’s situation didn’tContinue reading “The Glass Castle”

Welcome to Big Sister

I had a nervous breakdown in February 2017. Since then I’ve learned a lot about myself and my family. I’ve also learned a lot about mental illnesses, personality disorders, addiction, homelessness and childhood trauma. Then between February 2017 and now, my estranged father died and my younger sister was murdered. I’m not sure what thisContinue reading “Welcome to Big Sister”