I was a cute toddler. I was not a pretty child. That isn’t to say I’m a pretty woman, nor am I saying this to solicit compliments. The fact is, I wasn’t a pretty child. I was 10 or 11 in this picture, and as you can see, my lips were too big for my… Read More From Nerdling to Wild Thing — Hypomania?
Sleep hygiene, which for me, is going to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time every day without napping, is important for me to function. It also means taking my meds at the same time every morning and night. I also keep my phone, tablet, laptop, and e-reader… Read More Self-Care: Sleep Hygiene
In the spring of 2002, I earned my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in poetry. I immediately began looking for a tenure-track position teaching creative writing/English at a 2- or 4-year college or university. I even had an on-campus interview for a 2-year college in New Jersey! (It didn’t pan out.) My husband (my boyfriend… Read More The Breakdown