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Movin' right along

Friday, July 10, 2015      7 comments

Have you been searching everywhere on SparkPeople for the most whiny-ass blog ever posted? Yes? Well, your search ends here! So I haven't poste... Read more

Overdue Update Blog

Monday, May 18, 2015      7 comments

Hello, friends. I hope all is well out there in Sparkland! Just wanted to post a quick update on house/job/life. Read more


Sunday, March 15, 2015      10 comments

So first I would like to announce that I will be staying in Minneapolis for now. I had a disheartening conversation with my uncle in Washington a couple of weeks ago and it was clear that my mother would just have them abuse me. I simply can't h... Read more

Shadow of the Sainted Son: Beginnings of Abuse

Monday, February 23, 2015      13 comments

Thank you all for the supportive comments on the last blog post about my mother. Again, this blog post has ended up being long, but it really helps me to write this stuff out. I am working on healing from emotional abuse and biding my time until... Read more

Two Years Ago Today...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      12 comments

Two years ago today, at this time, I had a nice normal day off and was getting ready to head out the door to jiu jitsu class. Two years ago tomorrow I was picking out the coffin I thought would suit my dad the best. Today is the two y... Read more

Back in da Hood

Thursday, February 05, 2015      13 comments

No, not that hood, this Hood! "You don't climb mountains without a team, you don't climb mountains without being fit, you don't climb mountains without being prepare... Read more

The Shadow of Gaslighted Grief

Sunday, February 01, 2015      12 comments

I have been tinkering away at a couple of “serious” blog posts for a couple of weeks now. I had intended to post the blog about my house first, but this one got done first, so here ya go. This post became monstrously long. It felt good for... Read more

2015 Plan: From "Meh" to Yeh!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      12 comments

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you’ve lived so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.” -J.K. Rowling I po... Read more

2014: Meh.

Monday, January 12, 2015      11 comments

“For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice.” -T.S. Eliot Hi there. Here is a very overdue blog post and review of 2014. If I could rate the year 2014 on Yelp, I would giv... Read more

Wonderful Article on Food Addiction

Wednesday, October 15, 2014      9 comments

I came across this opinion piece on CNN, and this woman's story is very relatable. She frankly discusses her feelings towards herself and her experiences with food addiction.
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Bittersweet Birthday: A life celebrated, a hero remembered (repost)

Thursday, September 11, 2014      13 comments

This blog is a repost from 2011; I probably couldn't write a better memorial for my cousin Bobby today, so I thought it best to reshare. My birthday has become a bittersweet occasion, as it has also been a death anniversary for a family member s... Read more

Scale Confessions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014      13 comments

I am here to confess. Yesterday, I got on the scale for the first time in a while. I could've been all like: Picture from
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Being great, according to Amy Poehler

Sunday, August 24, 2014      7 comments

I came across a quote from Amy Poehler ("Saturday Night Live, "Parks and Recreation") that I wanted to hang on to: "Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it... Doing what you're afraid of,... Read more

Yellowstone and More: Trek Across the West (lots o' pics)

Thursday, August 21, 2014      11 comments

On July 25th, my friend KVARNLOV and I got on a train headed to Portland, OR, where we were going to meet my aunt and uncle and stay for a few days. They live across the Columbia River in Camas, WA. KVARNLOV had never been to the Pacific Northwe... Read more

Blue Belt (with pics)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      7 comments

I got promoted to a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu on June 8th. For the test, we had to roll (spar) for one hour straight. In class, we usually roll for five minutes at a time with a break, for a total of 20-30 minutes, so rolling for a whole ... Read more

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