Category Archives: reflections

not the strip club

Y’all Ready for This?

Is there a forum where I can be artistically angry? I mean sure, I could write bad poetry (I have, and you’ll never ever see it), I could paint with total lack of skill, using a lot of reds and … Continue reading

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The Goodbyes

I take care of animals in a specialty animal hospital. There is more collective education in specialty clinics, and we can often treat conditions that used to be death sentences. It’s amazing what we can do, but in reality, we … Continue reading

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Closing a Door but Still Holding on to the Doorknob

This evening I walked away from a world that, though small, I built from scratch over the past several months. Today was my last day working in the internal medicine department at my job. Working in this department has made … Continue reading

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The Identity of Purpose of Identity

If someone walked up to you and asked, “Who are you?” how would you answer? Would you just say your name, confident in all that that name represents? Would you say you are a mother/a sister/a daughter/a friend/ a coworker/a … Continue reading

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How Did I Get Here? (Warning: I Went Free Form!)

I hope you don’t mind a little free-form, brain dump interjection into this victory month. My depression has been pretty bad this week, probably because I’ve had the week off work and didn’t set up any structured activities for myself. … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Laughing

I’m going to play my own guest blogger tonight. I have been reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, an amazing writer who teaches writing classes in California and basically wrote down everything she knows about how to write. While … Continue reading

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I Measure Victory in Sunlight

I have been working the overnight shift at the animal hospital 3-4 nights a week for just over a year, and while I love what I do, the schedule has been wreaking havoc on all facets of my being. The lack … Continue reading

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Inside the Mind of a Wannabe

Hello, my name is Laney, and I am a wannabe.  There are a lot of things I want to be but never will be: a good dancer, able to draw,  a non-diabetic, coordinated enough to not hit my head on … Continue reading

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Those Fucking Little Pills

I’ve battled with depression and anxiety for over half of my life, and I have been writing about it off and on throughout my old blogs. One of the struggles and frustrations that has been constant throughout my life with … Continue reading

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Splashes of Beauty

Mental illness has a universal human component to it in that it takes specific parts of the human experience and magnifies it and distorts it until life is out of balance. Who hasn’t suffered grief, loss, fear, trauma, sadness, elation, … Continue reading

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