2019 Reflection and 2020 Goals

I can't believe another year has gone by... time really does fly. If 2019 taught me anything, it’s that you can’t wait for people to show up for you how you want them to and the sooner you accept yourself for who you are— your true nature, the less time you’ll waste and the less [...]

High Functioning Anxiety 6

Normally I don't post so late, but alas, school has been occupying most of my thoughts. This week didn't start out very well... I taught my first lesson as a TA in a master's level addictions course. I felt the all too familiar all-consuming dread, heart pounding, feeling flushed, mouth dry, head ache, etc before [...]

Imposter Syndrome

I received an award today, and at the dinner right before I was about to go up, I felt a bout of imposter syndrome take over me.  Do I really deserve this? The award recognized me for mentoring other women and promoting gender equality.  I believe that I do these things, but in my moment [...]

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

I will start by saying that I am a Gillian Flynn fan, even though I haven't read Gone Girl yet. I have read Sharp Objects and really enjoyed it. That being said, I was a little disappointed with Dark Places. Don't get me wrong, it was gripping from the start and written in a very raw [...]