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April 30, 2020

Leona in Staying Connected

She will be 16 months old on May 3rd. Things she can communicate: She can sign “more” and “all done.” She uses these signs both when eating and when doing an activity. She can catch kisses. She...


So, really quick—at my work there is the “boss,” who owns the nonprofit and is in charge of hiring and firing, and there is the “supervisor,” who I write about frequently. The supervisor meets wi...


Therapy last night was interesting. There isn’t much conflict going on in my day to day, so it’s giving me an opportunity to dig a little deeper. I talked a little bit about my family dynamics an...


April 27, 2020

Time to Be in Staying Connected

Guys. It is currently 8:50pm and I’m off of having family-related responsibilities until tomorrow at lunch. It’s a beautiful thing. I do have to finish my progress notes for work and turn them i...


April 25, 2020

Deep Breath in Staying Connected

I need to get something off my chest. I know I’m the minority here, but I really think the way the country is handling the pandemic is impressive. I think the fact that hundreds of millions of p...


April 25, 2020

Structure in Staying Connected

Whelp. I called to schedule an appointment with a neurologist and left a message. They, of course, didn’t call me back until minutes before they closed. So now I’m going to have to wait until Mon...


Remember how I wrote an entry about potentially being contacted by spirits? Well, the experience I described has continued happening, but my understanding of it has shifted. After talking with pe...


I’ve got just under ten minutes before I start my day. What can I say? Well, for one, even though I scheduled time in the mornings to do non-clinical work, it is challenging to not be lured into ...


This is what I’ve noticed about the dynamic between myself and my husband. Stressor: As a result of the current pandemic, my husband’s hours at work were reduced from full time to part time. Thi...


I have nothing on my calendar other than to show up to work four days a week for the foreseeable future, and I love it. I continue to daydream about house projects. Today I’m expecting my daught...


April 19, 2020

Our Condo in Staying Connected

It’s just another lazy Saturday at my place. I’ve been thinking more about what kind of changes I want to make to our condo. So far my husband is on board with all of my ideas. He said, dependin...


For the record, I feel really good right now. An unexpected gift of the quarantine is that this unique situation has shown me just how much energy I was exerting unnecessarily to appease people ...


I’m being naughty because I’m supposed to be working right now, but I have been staring at the inside of my condo for days now, trying to think about what the next project can be, and it finally ...


April 14, 2020

Just Doing Me in Staying Connected

One thing that stinks about being a mama is that I feel like I can’t ever stay up late, not even on the weekends, because my baby wakes up every morning like clockwork and I’m the one who wakes u...


It’s back to the work week. While my days off are a little more flexible (which has been nice), I have been doing my best to create a structure for myself on the work days. On Wednesdays and Fri...


Not to sound like a broken record, but I love this quarantine. It brings me back to the days of my studio apartment, which I also remember fondly. I think the thing I love most about it is the am...


My life has been so chill lately. I am doing my best to enjoy the shit out of it while it lasts. I just got done buying a ton of stuff. The first wave of stuff was on Amazon. I bought my daught...


Ooph. I’m a tired mama. Today was the last day of my “work week.” I’m glad that I won’t have to work for the next few days. I do love being with my baby. I also love being able to stay up a litt...


April 03, 2020

Weirdness... in Staying Connected

I feel like there are things I want to say, but I am not sure how to find the words right now. Working from home has certainly had its pros and cons. Primary pro: I do not feel as emotionally d...


This morning, as I was taking a shower, all I could think about was how much I never want this quarantine-life to end. How, I wonder to myself, can I build a life that allows me to keep this leve...


For the first time since I can remember, I put my daughter in her crib wide awake, told her I loved her, and walked out… and she didn’t cry. She lay herself down and fell asleep in less than fiv...


I’m on, like, day 30 of craving cigarettes. I just watched another thought-provoking episode of Sex and the City (LOL). On this episode, there was “breakup sex.” My husband was in the room while...


I talked to my therapist last night. I told her how I’ve been thinking of “I” and “J.” (I feel like I have to use the quotation marks because “I” just looks confusing by itself, haha). The though...


March 24, 2020

Day Drinking in Staying Connected

I forgot to mention that one of the problems with my daughter not napping isn’t just that I don’t get a break for 12 hours straight, it’s also that she is a very unlikeable version of herself for...


March 24, 2020

How I Do in Staying Connected

I know I don’t have to do this, but I feel like I should. Yes, I am the mental health therapist to over 20 people per week, and the vast majority of them spend their hour talking about the coron...


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