DEAR LAURA (and anyone else who needs these words): Let this be a year of saying yes to yourself, of embracing change and welcoming transition. What if, instead of holding your breath, anticipating pain and discomfort, you breathe through the hard part? What if you let the threshold truly transport you, instead of projecting a … Continue reading The Only Constant is Change
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." —Agnes de Mille I am a planner. I haven't always been a … Continue reading “The moment you know how, you die a little.”
In January of 2015, I got a DUI. I was driving drunk. In March of 2015, my license was revoked. I had to pay approximately $1600 in court fees, another $300+ for 3 months of classes about alcohol/drugs and driving under the influence, and the danger that alcohol/drugs pose not only to those using addictive … Continue reading I Am Once Again A Licensed Driver
I am poor. I have been for the majority of my life. Money has always been tight; only once in my life did I make enough money to be considered "lower middle class;" and it seems like no matter how much I budget or save or take on side jobs, there is just no escaping … Continue reading How to Keep Poor Folks Poor
Friends, it has 3 months since I started recording podcast episodes, and I am giving myself a little squeeze for sticking with it. Sometimes I wish I had a bit more time/know-how so that I can work on making sure that listening to these are as enjoyable and interesting as possible...for now, I'm just really … Continue reading Podcast Ep #13 — “A Bit of Introspection”
(TW/CW: depression, anxiety, alcoholism) In my years-long journey with depression and anxiety, there are various habits that I have developed. Some of these habits are positive ones, the ones that help me maintain and practice awareness so that I can actively combat depression. Some of these habits are symptoms of the depression itself--subtly self-destructive … Continue reading Habits.
I Can't Pick Up What You're Putting Down By Laura Dickinson-Turner Written on 10/21/2012 This thing is heavy. We carry it around with us on frail frames, Fearing the lightness. Fearing freedom. This thing called equality is heavy. We carry it on curled-in countenances, Clinging to the false concept. Cold creation of politics and rhetoric. … Continue reading I Can’t Pick Up What You’re Putting Down