Depression and Suicide: Checking Out

Tara Condell hung herself. You probably don’t know her. Or even know of her. She was a beautiful, young, successful woman who at a glance looked like the whole world was spoon-feeding her happiness. She hung herself, because she was not happy. And then people called her selfish. Suicide doesn’t make a person selfish any […]

Nice Girls Finish Last

I think I finally have my life back to some semblance of order. My heartbreak over putting the dog to sleep has passed. Over the last week or so, I keep walking into the house and feel like something is missing. But it’s just her missing from the couch. But I don’t feel bad anymore. […]

A Blast from My Recent Past

I got a text message from Alejandro while I was at work today. He’s the one I went ziplining with in North Carolina not so long ago. I haven’t talked to him since he got back with his ex-girlfriend, who I guess is still his current girlfriend, immediately after our trip. I didn’t know who […]

Dating- Where’s the Effort?

So like I was saying yesterday, I always tell my guy friends there are plenty of fish in the sea. But I refuse to take my own advice. I also refuse to give people more than a five-minute chance. That may be the reason that I am still single. Or because people are generally shitty, […]

Another Day, Another Panic

I tried to win the mom of the year award by waking up at 4:15 to drive to Kentucky so I could watch my kiddo play in an end-of-camp basketball tournament. My alarm went off and I reset the alarm for an hour. I was too tired to get up. I couldn’t fall asleep the […]

Another Long Drive

I made it home today from my two-day mountain retreat date. Alejandro was awesome. I’ve been on a few overnight outings with people. It’s always kind of nerve-wracking prior to going because you wonder if you are going to get along for the whole time or if it is going be awkward. And then there’s […]