memories, support, Uncategorized

A Feminist When it Suited Her

I came across this image while scrolling on facebook, this international women's day, attached to a Swedish news article (aftonbladet.com - Vilhelm Stokstad) and at first I thought OMG I want that necklace. Because, hey, I'm a sucker for pretty, classic silver necklaces. But then I had a memory. A memory of obtaining a pin… Continue reading A Feminist When it Suited Her

books, memoir, Uncategorized

A Shred of Support

I'm getting to the point in this blog that I'm not so sure what I have or have not talked about here anymore. I was talking to my sister late a few nights ago and said "Clearly this will be my next blog topic," but when I started to think about it I realized that...… Continue reading A Shred of Support

depression, support, Uncategorized

RIP Amy

I'm taking a quick break from Reblogging Emma - nearly finished anyway - to make comment on something... I just saw this article regarding the lady that started the semi colon movement. She was a Wisconsinite whose influence reached around the world. I personally have at least 4 friends in Australia that received semi colon tattoos… Continue reading RIP Amy

Best of, memories, relationships, support, Uncategorized

Reblogging Emma: Tell Your Stories (revamped)

Post #6 in my recycling series... only 2-3 more to go, I promise 😉 This one is from September 2015 and the content has been changed a fair bit (the second half deleted and replaced by different content) so it is not actually by rights the same post 🙂 My friend posted a quote on FB for… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: Tell Your Stories (revamped)

Adventures in Dating, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Dear Mr Harris

Earlier this week I wrote about a trigger I had when I came across someone that mentioned Joshua Harris' 1997 book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye." Today I got a comment from Kristen over at The Ungodly Woman who let me know that Mr Harris has started apologizing to people for the negative effects of his… Continue reading Dear Mr Harris

depression, Excerise, Uncategorized

The memory lingers on

I was walking through Target, minding my own business and noting that they had changed the organization of the store. AGAIN. Thinking to myself that they seem to do that more often than necessary and wondering if perhaps the manager just enjoys confusing his patrons. I passed by where the books used to be -… Continue reading The memory lingers on

depression, Uncategorized

Vollie-Dan got a tattoo!

  I just wanna say how proud I am of my boy, Vollie-Dan. He got this semi-colon tattoo while he is back up in Darwin for work. I told him it seemed very fitting for him; and it does. Continually, this boy amazes me. He is just growing so fast... *tear* I just want to… Continue reading Vollie-Dan got a tattoo!

memories, relationships, Uncategorized

Becoming Stronger

Wow, you guise. I've been receiving some awesome feedback about the guest post I did ( "One Day" ) for Carla Louise's blog - both there, on my reblog, and in my private messages. It's an amazing feeling to have others connect with your writing; and from what one blogger commented today - to receive some credit for… Continue reading Becoming Stronger

relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

My God, it’s been two years

I just realized that National Child Protection week is nearly upon us again, which led me to realize that it's been two years since I Said It Out Loud. Wow, has it really been that long? It's been a crazy two years. I look back on how I was in 2014, when I was figuratively… Continue reading My God, it’s been two years

David, Excerise, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

War Wounds

After training today, the girls present sat in a circle on the mat as we stretched and chatted. I showed them a sizeable bruise on my knee that I had earned the Saturday before that still had some dark indigo emanating from it... Something I had tried to take pictures of to show a couple… Continue reading War Wounds

memories, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Equal parts puke and pride

January 2015, I looked Wyatt back up on facebook and sent him a private message with a letter attached. I decided that it was finally time to disagree with him. Last we had spoken, he didn't recall a bad break up. He said he still loved me. He didn't appear to acknowledge any issue with… Continue reading Equal parts puke and pride

Leroy, relationships, Uncategorized

Just wanna squeeze him!

Leroy - remember Leroy? I think I took most of the posts about him down... maybe not all... but Leroy, Y'all. I just want to squeeze him you guise. He finally broke up with the girl, after over a year of dating... of her treating him horribly etc etc. I won't go way into the… Continue reading Just wanna squeeze him!

Uncategorized

Rape Culture, or Why We’re Afraid of “Nice Guys”

  You who have been following me for a while will know I rarely make comment on current events in the media. I rarely write posts related to issues that are happening in the political or religious platforms – or anything that people would want to debate… But there is a particular issue in the… Continue reading Rape Culture, or Why We’re Afraid of “Nice Guys”

depression, support, Uncategorized

St Patrick’s day, 2016

I've mentioned before my hatred for St Patrick's day and how I tend to get depressed this time of year, culminating on St Patrick's day. But this year feels different. First of all, I kept just... forgetting that's what today was. I also was in a pretty good mood - certainly didn't hurt my mood… Continue reading St Patrick’s day, 2016

Dan, memories, relationships, support, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

“Teenage Drama”

I had an interesting conversation with another adult involved with Cadets recently. In which she mentioned that she had never been exposed to such "Teenage Drama" before moving here and working with the youth we work with now. I was like "You mean... besides high school, right?" No, no she didn't... she meant ever. I… Continue reading “Teenage Drama”

Uncategorized

#FreeKesha: Kesha Vs Sony

You know me; I don’t refer much to current events. I don’t prefer to invite possible conflicts of opinions into my page. I don’t mind healthy debates, but hey – this is the internets and who knows who might come along and disagree in a nasty fashion… anyway, that all being said. Ke$ha you guise.… Continue reading #FreeKesha: Kesha Vs Sony

depression, Uncategorized

Glorious Sleep

This week has been rough. I've mentioned before about my depression struggles Ive had over the years - with the last several having the struggle occur mostly between February - April with the eye of the storm being around St Patrick's day. This year is strange though. Previously it would be a depression and anxiety… Continue reading Glorious Sleep

Best of, depression, Uncategorized

22 a day – Happy Fucking New Years

**Trigger Warning: graphic content/Suicide Personally, i had a good New Years eve - the festivities were muted, but fun with friends around, a few drinks... it was nice. But not everyone had a good New Years... Besides the fact that there is a veteran suicide at the rate of approximately 22 a day, the suicide… Continue reading 22 a day – Happy Fucking New Years

relationships

“A Love Lesson”

I've been reading Tyler Oakley's new book "Binge." While I wish I had time to sit down an read it in one fell swoop - I can't because of busy, but when I do I *ahem* Binge on it. While the book is much as a fan of Tyler would expect - lots of sex… Continue reading “A Love Lesson”

depression, Leroy

Are You Okay?

  There's a campaign in Australia that begs you to ask the question "R U OK?" Supposedly it's been around for a few years, but it has recently been pushed forward in the limelight on all media platforms because "R U OK? Day" is in September every year. The basic idea is that a conversation… Continue reading Are You Okay?