Sometimes I’m a judgmental asshole. Not always but sometimes… Most of the time I consider myself an open minded and non-judgmental person. Last night was not one of those times. At the Overdose Awareness vigil last night, I was really paying attention to my body sensations… they’re usually the hint I get for when aContinue reading “Sometimes I’m a Judgmental Asshole”
Category Archives: Natalie
Overdose Awareness Day
I feel gutted. My head hurts, my eyes are puffy, my heart feels filleted and drained. I went to the Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil tonight, where a handful of people spoke about heroin, opioids, overdose, prevention, reversal and loved ones lost. It was very interesting to hear people from different areas of expertise talk aboutContinue reading “Overdose Awareness Day”
Tonight I am finding myself at a loss for words. Exhausted, I have a million things to write about but justice would be done to none. Instead of doing less than my best, here is a free write from my Friday class. Disclaimer! As we say in our family, towards the end, it “takes aContinue reading “Puddles”
Lights, Camera, Acme!
I did it. Back in late April or early May, I entered Acme Comedy Company’s annual Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest. My original performance date was scheduled for June 5th but with Natalie passing on the 19th of May… there was no way I was going to be ready. I emailed Acme andContinue reading “Lights, Camera, Acme!”
Grief is a horrible tormentor. It mimics dementia, insanity, depression and at times, serenity. Friday was the 19th. Three months since my sister’s passing. I’d had several days without crying. Without too many painful memories. Without too much emotion… This is where the serenity came from. It was the three month marker and the finalContinue reading “Fooled You”
Addiction: Willpower or Disease?
What about both? Or neither? We don’t even really need to label it, do we? Does it help anything? It seems to only divide people and that takes the focus off of recovery. Before you even get started, you’re at a disadvantage. Yesterday I got to hear Caroline Myss speak on addiction. What I heard,Continue reading “Addiction: Willpower or Disease?”
The word of the day is complicated. Is that ever an understatement! Life has always been complicated, hasn’t it? I mean, always as in, after kindergarten? Post high chair, I think it’s safe to say. Then you had to start making choices. Decisions. Even if it’s not about anything important. What should I eat forContinue reading “It’s Complicated”
I Just Dyed
My hair. Back to purple … technically “Violet Vixen”. I’m not really sure why. I mean, I kinda know why. The gray (or as Tayla calls them, “silver”) hairs were scaring the shit out of me. My roots had grown out a few inches and I was just generally ready for a change. Plus, myContinue reading “I Just Dyed”
One More Quick Post
I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of all the possible ways to publicize my “Shame End with ME/End the Epidemic” campaign. I’ve Facebooked. I’ve Tweeted. I’ve Tumbled. I started a Go Fund Me account in hopes I can raise money (and awareness) around the horrible heroin epidemic. My family and friends and areContinue reading “One More Quick Post”
I’ve been sitting on an idea. For years, it’s been in the back of my mind. Natalie’s passing has brought it to the forefront and it seems with each passing day, it gains more energy. Today, all that momentum has come to a head. Today is the day to let my “baby” out into theContinue reading “It’s Time”