Stalker Squirrel: He’s Back! 

Squirrel on tree branch chewing loudly on the branch.

When you have ADHD, you focus on anything and everything. Which means you might hear things people aren’t noticing…In this case it’s the squirrel from last weekend.

These NJ squirrels are getting on my nerves! Trying to watch the Chelsea/Burnley match in peace. He’s outside my window sharpening his teeth on the tree branch. It sounds as if he’s in my kitchen sanding my wood floors. Last week he was eating every nut in the courtyard while I was trying to read outside.There are thousands of tree branches, yet he had to find this one.

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Sharon and Lisa: EastEnders (08.03.17)

Sharon and Lisa: EastEnders (08.03.17)

I’ve had some time to think about tonight’s two-part EastEnders episode. It was intense, emotional, and raw.

It was great acting by Lucy Benjamin (Lisa Fowler), Tilley Keeper (Louise Mitchell), Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell), and Letitia Dean (Sharon Mitchell) that made this storyline segment come to life.
It’s difficult to portray mental respectfully and accurately. Tonight’s episodes captured both the pain and indifference of watching a loved one suffer from mental illness. (In this case, the indifference and anger came from Phil.) What I found interesting was Sharon’s **transformation **throughout this story arc.Continue reading

Hey fellow life travelers. I have been away from sharing my…

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Hey fellow life travelers.

I have been away from sharing my thoughts due to work and other people’s issues and drama. Tonight I made a promise to myself. In the future I will do better to make the time for writing. Journaling and blogging have been a wonderful relief for me during my 17 years as a depression survivor. They have become part of my self-care ritual.

I won’t let outside noise and drama interrupt my outlet, my symphony of words…my relaxation. I will take the time to care for myself. So should you.

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Trying so hard…

Trying so hard to stay motivated. It’s so difficult when I have time laying in front of me like an open road. That is the hardest part about my summer schedule: so much open time. I am thankful and blessed for the time. Hiwever, I just keep feeling disappointed that I haven’t used it well. Since I was diagnosed with ADD, it has been a gift (as a teacher) and a struggle (personally)

My Bluish Sky…

My bluish sky is always there even behind my clouds. It just depends on the filter my eyes are using that day. I have filters that drift from gray to transparent. My summer filter has been off setting my skies to a light steel blue. I am thankful that I still see some blue. There is always a blue sky. Like you, I am just waiting for my filter to turn transparent again. T. Lanette