The holidays. They just have a way of bringing to light all of our suffering, don’t they? Something about all my siblings being in one place while eating and drinking food I knew too much of would put me in the hospital while discussing the way their lives and families have grown and changed left … Continue reading Oh the holidays.
A brief reflection on injustice following the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas over the weekend (8/2-8/4): It’s often easy to forget the broken state of our world today. When suffering and painful situations arise we often either 1) look the other way or 2) try to put a positive spin on it. But weekends … Continue reading When our entire country is suffering.
Hi, my name’s Carrie and I have my Master’s degree. I’m Carrie and I have an MSW. Hi there, I finished my Master’s is Social Work degree last fall. WHAT. Regardless of how many times I say it out loud, it still feels odd to me. The fact that somehow, over the course of the … Continue reading How on Earth I Got My Master’s Degree
I don't want to write about this topic. Looking my pain in the face and confronting the reality of the impact it has on my life is almost too much to bear. Also, I just think it's kinda boring. But, I'm doing it. I'm going to write about my current reality.... for 3 reasons: To … Continue reading What it Really Feels Like.
We humans try pretty hard to make others think we are OK, don't we? When someone asks us how we are, we say "good" and immediately scan our lives for the positives so we have something happy to say. If we do experience a genuinely happy moment, our first thought is to post on social … Continue reading The Question That is Terrifying.
Do we ever see pictures of the chronically ill on the cover of a magazine? Is "I am sick" ever a slogan used to win a presidential election? Are the students who are too sick to go to school the same students voted prom queen and class president? The answers to these questions may not … Continue reading Suffering is Not Popular.
It doesn't take many years of living on this earth to learn life isn't fair. Whether you're the one to discover an empty box after your siblings beat you to the Little Debbie's hiding place, or you find yourself on the receiving end of hurtful, dishonest words as a result of someone else's pain- it … Continue reading Wading In.