Dissertation is a pretty lonely process, because no matter how many great mentors you have, obviously, the bulk of the work falls on you. It's hard to turn over all of your work to your committee chair and be ready for feedback. I set the date for myself of September 1st... On September 1st I [...]
I try so hard not to lose myself in the practical daily tasks that suck my energy and often trigger my anxiety. I dissociate much less often than I used to. And I hardly ever fully dissociate anymore, which is wonderful but at the same time-- it can be hard to be fully present if [...]
Disability and sexuality is a topic that is often ignored, unfortunately. I'm rectifying that with my dissertation as well as this blog 🙂 Check out the latest blog I crafted as well as Angelus!
I worked on my dissertation today for one hour instead of my allotted two. And yes. I felt guilty about that, but I tried not to. I spent time outside, and I think that's what I needed. I still think I'm recovering from teaching my five week class ... yes, I'm proud of myself, but [...]
A lot of the information about autism out there focuses on kids... which makes sense, because autism is typically diagnosed at an early point in a child's development, but what happens when it's not? What happens when someone is on the cusp of a diagnosis or just flies under the radar? Maybe they are misdiagnosed? [...]
Whether your summer body be jiggly, wiggly, lumpy, bumpy, flat, fat, taut, or toned-- wear that bikini if you want to. You deserve a throne.
I know I'm not an actual hoarder, but sometimes I feel like it. My clutter can simultaneously give me comfort and anxiety. It's familiar and makes me feel tucked in at my desk with all the stacks of books and strewn papers, but then when I have to do some writing that requires energy, like [...]
A while ago I was instructed to paint how I was currently feeling in a class. This seems to represent my feelings often --- a mix of calm on the surface but so much going on underneath as well as a riot of color that I'm not always able to express. The sea obviously too [...]
Teaching a five week class was much more grueling than expected, but I made it through. I promised myself I wouldn't do work today. And I haven't. And I won't. I went to Zumba with my mom then out to lunch and now I'm lounging on a glorious day in my backyard. I don't think [...]
As I've been reflecting on my new instructor teaching journey, I really don't think I've been putting my sanity first as hard as I've tried. Next week is the final week of the 5 week sexuality class I'm teaching and I'm sicker than a dog and I never get sick. I feel achey. Feverish. Head [...]