30th Birthday Reflections

Today is my 30th birthday! As is my habit, I thought I’d share some reflections on the past and some hopes for my future. This year, I find myself looking back not only on the past year, but on my twenties as a whole. I recall that, upon entering my twenties, I thought that myContinue reading “30th Birthday Reflections”

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

Well, 2019 was, as all years are, a mix of good and bad, joy and sorrow, grief and love. Over the past year, a lot of really good stuff has happened. My medication change bore fruit and for the first time in years I feel rested after 6-8 hours of sleep, and I’m getting upContinue reading “Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!”

On Heroes: The Need For A Varied Approach

I recently viewed a Ted Talk by Professor Philip Loring titled “No More Heroes”. The link to the talk can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgna0zPUNwE. In the talk, Loring made the case for ceasing to strive for being a hero and relying on heroes to save us. He advocated strongly for a more collective effort, with moreContinue reading “On Heroes: The Need For A Varied Approach”

Goodbye 27, Hello 28

Today, September 8, marks my 28th birthday. As such I thought I’d look back at the past year and forward to the coming year. I am certainly not where I thought I’d be at 28. I still rely on ODSP and don’t have a steady source of income outside of that. My housing situation isContinue reading “Goodbye 27, Hello 28”

Remembrance Day Reflection 2018

Remembrance Day is fast approaching. A time to remember, mourn, hope and imagine. Recently, a cartoon appeared in my Facebook feed which I have been thinking about. In it, it depicted a boy and his mother, with the boy wondering why they had to wear poppies, the mother patiently explaining its history of war andContinue reading “Remembrance Day Reflection 2018”

How It Feels Not To Be In School: On Dealing with Resentment, Cynicism, and Aging

“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it is to be young”–Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling This quote has been going through my head a lot of late. I am by no means an oldContinue reading “How It Feels Not To Be In School: On Dealing with Resentment, Cynicism, and Aging”

New Year’s Eve Reflection: 2017

As we go into the final hours of 2017, I thought it would be good to share a little reflection on the past year, and some hopes for the next year.  I’ll be honest–2017 has been a rough year for me. As the year comes nears its end, I’m the loneliest and most depressed I’veContinue reading “New Year’s Eve Reflection: 2017”