In North America, it appears that pregnancies for women don't actually start until the second trimester. For those first 12 elusive weeks, women keep their new pregnancies (along with their excitement, fears, exhaustion, nausea, and possible bad news) a secret from most of the people they know. It's not uncommon for the "official pregnancy announcement"… Continue reading The Unspeakable
"You would never sacrifice a relationship. Not for anything." I met Ms. C when I was 15 and in grade 10. I remember that I was leaving my house in the morning to go to band practice and I had just finished having a huge fight with my mom and it happened right in front… Continue reading She Knows Me
I've had a stomach ache since Friday afternoon. I used to get stomach aches from anxiety and stress many years ago, but lately my anxiety manifests as nausea. I've been nauseated too, since Friday. At first I thought, maybe I have a mild bout of gastro - seeing as how it's going around. But given… Continue reading What Have I Done To Myself?
"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you." ~David Foster Wallace There is something waiting to be discovered I'm not sure I really want to know. The truth is hard to find, But easy to hide, And easier to be hidden from. The pattern of distress is confusing, And… Continue reading Day 29: Freedom of Truth
"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness." ~George Orwell I am afflicted with the dreaded writer's block. I have been thinking on today's quotation for hours and hours and I can't piece something together. I hoped that re-reading the card I wrote would help me,… Continue reading Day 28: The Block