And yesterday, or today if you’re reading this Tuesday night, was such a day. It just started that way – there was no other direction in which the day was heading. You all know how deeply I hate winter mornings. The hatred is deep, raw, ancient, frigid and fierce. I overslept, as one does on a ten degree morning, and then woke up a cranky Des. I was lucky because it was a rare unicorn of a morning in which Cassidy was taking Scarlet to school. And yet, Des slipped on the ice and blamed me. The van door was iced shut again, so I blamed Honda. Not only was it iced shut, but in trying to get it open, it became stuck ajar and would not open OR close. It was some strange purgatory of van doors. If I tried to drive, it beeped very angrily and incessantly at me. So I turned the darn thing off, drove on the icy roads to daycare, and came back to see what the day held.
The day held a lot of self-care, some healthy and some not so healthy things (cough..cough.. one last Chestnut Praline Latte before they’re gone). I was really exploring a childhood memory or two of being trapped and how horrific it was. And it really explained how I get as an adult when I feel trapped. Sometimes it helps just to know we have a way out to run free.
Speaking of mental health, I was on the Stigma Fighters website today (link HERE) Definitely check out her website, the other articles and the Stigma Fighters organization because there is big stuff happening there. I hope to be part of the ride.
On a really odd, magical and crazy note, I found out through this article that my twin cousins grew up with Sarah of Stigma Fighters. And it’s all kinds of crazy because I brunched with my cousins in NYC when we were kids and we talked about being writers. And my cousins’ mom coached me with writing, when I was majoring in journalism. It’s ALL connected.
I thought it would be fun now to open up the opportunity to ask me anything. Really anything, I think, because I don’t know how crazy this will get. Is there anything you’ve always wanted to know? Is there anything you want to know more about? The questions can be anything and I’ll try to answer as many as I can in next week’s Ask Away Friday. Sorry it can’t be this Friday, but I’m paired up with the lovely Cascia, and besides, I want to leave enough time for the questions. Ask in the comments!