You Are Not Alone

May 27th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

Writing blog posts when you feel like you’re desperately holding on, white-knuckled, to the side of a cliff, is… difficult.  Scrap that. Doing ANYTHING is difficult. Lying in bed. Difficult. Getting out of bed. Difficult. Thinking. Difficult. Blinking. Difficult. Breathing. Difficult. Maybe difficult is the wrong word there. Maybe it’s an understatement. Maybe I’ve just typed it too many times. Either way, this is not...

The Things We Take For Granted

May 13th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

Apparently doing things the ‘normal’ way doesn’t come naturally to me. Stress ulcers are normally located in the mouth or stomach but in mid-March, I was told I had developed one in my eye. Yep. You read that right. My eye! - cue eye roll - It’s not the first time I’ve had a scare with my eyesight – a specialist at the Western Eye...

Bleeding into Adulthood

Apr 15th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

My cousin and I were born a little under eight months apart. Growing up, our families were very close, and we grew to be, too. We spent weekends and holidays together, wrote each other little notes that were passed along through our grandmother during the week, talked endlessly about what our lives would look like when we grew up. All big events were celebrated with...

The Art of Letting Go

Mar 11th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

I can forgive a lot.  I forgive the actions of my addict friends. I forgive the people who spread rumours. I forgive the people who run away when I need them most. I forgive the people who waste my time. I forgive the people who think my job is not a real job and then proceed to tell me to get a real one. I forgive the woman...