Almost a year ago, I finally found myself in a better place after many years of dealing with depression and I still work on myself every day. I blamed it on circumstances in life that I saw as being beyond my control. Being a mother of a child with special needs who needs 100% care, … Continue reading Beating Depression
(Taken from the introduction to my former BDN blog, I May Regret This. My name is Laurie and I’m excited about this opportunity to share my thoughts, ideas and opinions with you on Life, Upside-Down & Sideways. A few things about me: I’m a middle-aged married mom of three and a recent college graduate. I … Continue reading Introducing Life, Upside-Down & Sideways
The second half of Cryday, the sun came out. The Literacy Volunteers session was really informative. I'm definitely going to do the 5 or 6 week –can't remember– training to become a certified literacy tutor. In addition to that and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, I was also finally offered the job I've been … Continue reading Okay, It’s Been a Rollercoaster Day
I'm just having a cry day. That's what I'll call it. Cryday. I cried all night. I got up, took a shower, cried some more, got dressed, cried some more. Ate, had some coffee, cried some more. Iced my eyes. Took some ibuprofen. Iced my eyes some more. Rehearsed over and over in my mind … Continue reading It’s Cryday, Cryday… Gonna Get Down on Cryday
"Are you sure you want to do that?" My family has come to the consensus I'm not patient enough to be a Literacy Volunteer. I'm glad they know me so well and saved me from getting in over my head. Phew. Close one! Good thing because I don't even know myself anymore after spending the … Continue reading Are You Sure You Want To Do That?