I(‘m) quit(ting).

I'm quitting my job as a family therapist. Quitting, despite my fiancé still having no job to speak of, after being furloughed since March (the job isn't coming back, is it?). Quitting, despite the comfortable salary, the health benefits, the paid mileage. Quitting, despite this gnawing fear that my family will end up with no … Continue reading I(‘m) quit(ting).

It’s Better to Burn Out… Or Is It? Nah, Not Really.

Well, I'm finally headed back to see my therapist today, for the first time since November. It's a little nerve-wracking. I feel like a dog with my tail between my legs, for no reason at all except that I stopped scheduling appointments with him out of the blue back in November and never sent an … Continue reading It’s Better to Burn Out… Or Is It? Nah, Not Really.

192 Days Alcohol Free: On Vocation, Patience and Vulnerability

Still here, friends. Still with you. 192 days alcohol free. It’s amazing, really, how the days keep creeping upward, just as a green vine crawls forever toward the sun, twining around a steadfast wooden support that grows taller and mends its own splinters with every day that passes. Today I'm feeling a mixture of pensiveness, … Continue reading 192 Days Alcohol Free: On Vocation, Patience and Vulnerability