I'm 28 now! Here are some updates! This semester marks the end of my required coursework for my PhD in Sociology from Georgia State University. In the Spring, I will take my comprehensive exams and defend my dissertation proposal. My birthday (November 18th) marks the one-year anniversary of the death of my uncle. Today (November…Read more 28
There are so many things I will never get to ask you and so many conversations that we were never able to have. It's Mother's Day, May 13, 2018. It's been almost 6 months since you passed away. We aren't sure what happened, maybe a heart attack or stroke, or maybe you were on too…Read more Dear Mama,
I've been trying for a while now to write another post since my mother passed away at the end of November, but I've been struggling with words. Socializing has been hard. It's painful. It's heartbreaking. It's difficult. It's surreal. A large part of my grief around my mother's death is that she was bipolar and…Read more 1 year sober, processing grief
I have so much going on. It's hard to know where to start. This semester has been rough, and I've also grown tremendously on a personal level. The school part has been okay. I'm proud of all of the work I've done. It's taken me a long time to feel proud of myself. Even as…Read more 11 months sober from alcohol!
My "newly established" (heh) partner Liz (Yes, I'm still with Cortez too, for anyone wondering lol) and I went to the Atlanta Botanical Garden on the 7th. I was going through a lot of feelings in general at the time and had decided I should do something new. I wanted a change of pace. Two…Read more When capitalism has got you down and you’re at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
My, my, my, what a semester... My brain has been all over the place. I don't even know where to start. I guess I'll start by saying, I'm really not doing very well right now. I am barely keeping it together at all. There is so much going on in my personal life and so…Read more Let It Be Known – I am a functional mess!
I keep trying to use this blog as one medium of putting my writing out there without feeling like I need to censor myself in the ways that academia seems to thrive on. So far, I have progressed to 20 drafts/prompts saved for future writing endeavors and this post! It's a start? If you've known…Read more Reflections on sobriety (7 months sober)