• It’s My Birthday!

    And I am now officially on the late twenties side of 25. This has me concerned that by now I should have my shit together, or at least have a more respectable shit-together versus shit-all-over-the-place ratio. Or at the very least I should act more like an adult. (If you’re thinking, ‘wait, you’re getting married soon […]

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  • A Quest to Emergency (Alternative Title: If this ever happens to me, I’m going to lie and say it was dragons)

    Last week I got a call from my partner while he was at work. “I’m okay, but I’ve had an accident!” he said. My mind went straight to…

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  • “Be Positive”: As helpful as the Microsoft Paperclip

    And who wants to be like the Microsoft paperclip? I have chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs). One day in March last year I came home from university placement feeling drowning-tired and crawled into bed expecting to sleep all weekend and be better by Monday. That was over a year ago, and I’m still waiting for that […]

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  • The Importance of Basking in the Glory of Small Victories

    Recently* a friend told me something surprising. Recently* a friend told me something surprising. It took me some time to soak this peculiar idea up. I am far too used to thinking of myself as the opposite, and so the idea that I might be considered ‘impressive’ was altogether too strange to be believed…

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  • Scarves for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare

    Call me invalid. I have had chronic fatigue syndrome for a little over six months now, so lately I haven’t been able to do a whole lot. Initially it wasn’t so bad. That is to say, it always sucked, but at first it was a fresh situation and it was easy to be optimistic. Less so now. Apologies about this. I’ve been trying not to sulk, but it’s becoming difficult…

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