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A word for 2022

As a writer, there is a temptation to speak into the year as it happens and fill the air with positivity as we start another trip around the sun. But as I tried to conjure a sentiment to share, my tongue was tied and my spirit was commanded to wait and watch. We’re now almost a full week into 2022, and if I had to describe what I’ve observed, I would say I see many bracing for impact, fearfully expecting something awful to happen. The fullest picture I’ve seen of… Read more A word for 2022

Not Ready

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I’ve felt this sense of overwhelm at all the things. The last 3 days, I’ve had anxiety bubbling up the back of my throat, getting caught in my sinuses while I sniff the tears back into my eyes. As I’ve mentioned before, anxiety is new for me. I know how to manage depression, but feeling panicky about everything is not something I’m accustomed to, so I search my whole self looking for what the problem is. I even asked my husband, “Why am… Read more Not Ready