Progress

The past few months I haven’t really been writing much. I could go and write up a list of excuses, but that doesn’t really help anyone, least of all myself. Mostly I’ve been trying to work on myself and -to put it in the words of the minimalists– align my short-term actions with my long-term […]

Vanquished

The battle is over. Even demonic ghosts cannot be fought and all that’s left of you, my demon, is a ghost. The how and when hardly matter, all I know is you have been vanquished allowing me to someday find peace. What’s left of you are scars and patchy memories which will fade with time. […]

Days like these

Some days you put on the corset, climb the mountain, take the castle, slay the giant and still have enough energy to Netflix and chill with the prince you just saved. Other days it takes just about every ounce of strength to get up in the morning, brush your teeth and go to work. Just […]

Swim, little duckling

Swim, little duckling, keep your head high and you will be alright. “Why?” You ask. Because your mother does, and your father, and their parents before them. You don’t understand it. It’s exhausting. It hurts. The water fights you, tries to pull you down. Splashing in your face and getting you soaking wet. You fall […]

Finding a new normal

It’s been a little over 4 months since I was diagnosed with a burnout and I’ve been recovering, slowly but steadily. Last month I was able to go back to work at 20% of my usual hours and we just upped that to 50% this week. It’s exhausting and taking a lot of me physically, […]