6 Things I’ve Learned Before Turning 36

[read time: five minutes]  Your thoughts become your actions, which becomes your reality.  You know what kills me? I learned that THIS YEAR. When it finally clicked, I smacked myself in the head and went DUH!  Let me give you an example. I wanted to change my life trajectory. I always wanted to “be” aContinue reading “6 Things I’ve Learned Before Turning 36”

Favourite Writing Practices, Part I

[read time: 7 minutes] I wanted to share with you some of my favourite writing practices that I’ve picked up over the years. For those of you who do not know, I have a BA in English and English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction). I was a creative writing major inContinue reading “Favourite Writing Practices, Part I”

The Joy of Journaling

[read time: 7 minutes] Hi, everyone! I’m back with another instalment of the “Joy of…” series, where we explore various mindful activities and how they can help benefit you. Today we will explore the enjoyment of journaling.  I remember being given my first-ever journal. I was six years old. I can still recall the weightContinue reading “The Joy of Journaling”

How Social Media Made Me Happier – Including the Trolls

[read time: five minutes] [WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT]  I have a confession to make: I wanted a troll.  This upcoming Saturday, the 19th of February, will mark the fourth month this blog has been established.  I have been reflecting on this for a while now and wanted to share with you how it has made meContinue reading “How Social Media Made Me Happier – Including the Trolls”

Dumped for Being Disabled & Other Truths, Part I 

[read time: 5 minutes]  This event took place over nine years ago, but I still remember the text.  I wanted to wait until you were done work, it began. My heart sunk.  I had been seeing a guy for a while now, and everything truly felt good. He was the first person I ever datedContinue reading “Dumped for Being Disabled & Other Truths, Part I “

Perspective: Life as a Disabled Single Mama

[read time: 5 minutes]  Hi, everyone!  I received lots of comments and support after uploading my post about living with an arteriovenous malformation, so I figured a follow-up is in order.  One of the questions I was asked is: “How do you do it – be a single mom with a physical disability?”  Answer: itContinue reading “Perspective: Life as a Disabled Single Mama”

Perspective: Living with a Venous Malformation 

[read time: 4 minutes] I was born with a venous malformation, sometimes referred to as an arteriovenous malformation, that affects my entire right leg, from pinky toe to bum, culminating mostly in my knee and foot.  Venous malformations are the overgrowth of malformed veins. They are normally confined to one limb or area of theContinue reading “Perspective: Living with a Venous Malformation “

One Month Blogiversary: Reflections 

I launched this blog October 19, 2021 with the goal of sharing bits of my life as a physically disabled single mama and how my world goes around. I also want to be able to be here for anyone who is like me – different, with a vascular malformation or not. I’m also here forContinue reading “One Month Blogiversary: Reflections “

NaNoWriMo Research and Preparation

Hi, everyone!  As promised, I said I’d blog abut NaNoWriMo… so I’m here to update you on how things are going before even beginning.  Really, though: I’m writing a novel set in the 19th century, and as I’m not a historian, I actually have quite a bit of research to do. Besides getting up-to-date onContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Research and Preparation”

On Disability

Hi, everyone!  I began this website, as mentioned, as a place to write about my experience living with a disability (vascular malformation – right leg) and how I navigate through it all, especially being a single mama.  This is probably the most personal thing I’ll have up here; it’s also essential that it’s written early,Continue reading “On Disability”