Tonight I tried (and loved) a different jiu jitsu gym out here in Washington. We did a conditioning class (both adults and kids) and one of the students, after 40 minutes of insane sweaty goodness, jokingly said, "Smile!" to the class.
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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
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, 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
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
“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.”
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
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.
www.cnn.com/2014/09/26/l iving/weight-struggles-firRead more
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
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
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