Editor's note: The following interview briefly discusses topics including suicide, self-harm, and depression. If this is something you find yourself struggling with, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It's safe to say that we aren't born knowing what our purpose in life is, and that many of us must conduct an extensive internal search … Continue reading spotlight series: an interview with cydney irby, DREAM ON YOUTH boss lady
I want to thank you for your contribution, be it monumental or otherwise, to this metaphorical patchwork quilt. It seems I have become the keeper of the parts of people they have left with me, though we may have parted ways. The collection of these instances has been subtle, and often they are mine without … Continue reading a metaphorical patchwork quilt
It's a peculiar feeling to look ahead and see so many unlived days yet simultaneously believe there isn't enough time to greet those days wholly. Not enough time to pause and wonder why this current reality is one that cannot be diverged from - a perception rooted in belief that being unhappy in what is known is better than embracing … Continue reading to you: the one who feels stuck
Have you thought about your New Year's resolution, yet?
If you procrastinate and you know it, clap your hands.
When the train stops moving, say it with me: ommm.
For the unknowing, our youngest son Patrick, age 13, is a developmentally delayed, non-verbal child with Autism and experiences "sensory overload" pretty frequently. We are lucky enough to live near Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia and go there often. So yesterday we packed up our gear and headed over, planning to meet up with family … Continue reading it’s the simple things
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
A book I just finished includes exercises for letting go of the past, as a means of transforming into your best self. A particularly painful one seems to be going through all of your memories, in order, with the idea that reliving them will allow you to release them and, therefore, move on. When I … Continue reading me: a memoir
People seem to have a lot to say about a girl getting married at 19...the funny thing is, they still seem to have a lot to say about a girl getting married at 24. And 27. And 38. "You're so young; you don't even know yourself yet." So at 24, after dating him for over … Continue reading knowing it’s forever at a young age