Trigger Me

Working through negative cues while in treatment Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash I’ve been working in substance abuse counseling for the past two years. I never intended to go into substance abuse counseling — I just jumped into an opportunity that came up as I was preparing to leave my time-limited job at the university where I… Continue reading Trigger Me

One More Day in the Park

A Short Story Photo by Will Paterson on Unsplash Jake and I sat together on the bench almost every day in the park. He was reading a novel he had become deeply engrossed in, and I was his “couch” so-to-speak. He leaned against me as he read, and I peacefully soaked in his closeness while people-watching… Continue reading One More Day in the Park

Moving Past “I want…” and into “I am…”

Photo by Clever Visuals on Unsplash I usually try to have a writing craft book in my “currently reading” pile or bookshelf, and right now I’m reading DIY MFA by Gabriela Pereira. I’m really enjoying her writing style, and she presents her tips, tricks, and knowledge to her readers in an easy-to-follow way that allows readers… Continue reading Moving Past “I want…” and into “I am…”