To date, one of my most vivid birthday memories happened way back when. I don’t remember the exact year, but it was sometime between grades 3 and 5. Back before I had enough autonomy to declare my birthday a personal holiday, I was on my way to school one morning, very much against my will. My neighbour would drop me at the Parish Church and … Continue reading Growing and Glowing
I should be writing. I’m not sure why I can’t. The last time I went through this it was because of internalized issues that I was eventually forced to handle. I can only speculate this time. I think there’s just too much going on. It could be because the last 6 months forced me to write 4 papers totaling about 24,000 words and I honestly … Continue reading Clearing the Block
I’m sick and tired of the duplicity. Take responsibility. Men view, talk about and treat women how they observe their mothers/sisters/aunts/neighbours/coworkers/wives etc do. I wish more of us would admit this. Women perpetrate misogyny by being in constant competition with other women because we’re socialized to value being attractive to and selected by a man, any man, over our individual and collective well-being, dignity … Continue reading Fight Me!!
About a week ago, someone said something to me that sent me into a bit of a spiral. The comment was so unnecessary and so bigoted and so carelessly uttered that I’ve had to take time to process it. That it was connected to a topic to which I’ve become increasingly sensitive, served to sharpen its impact. I haven’t even talked about it with my … Continue reading Watch Your Step…
Hi there! My name is Cheryl and I’m an introvert. Now, you may think you know what that means, and maybe you do but most persons are terribly uninformed about how this aspect of personality works. The very basic definition of an introvert is: a shy, reticent person. That’s a lazy, oversimplified yet pervasive definition. Many introverts are not shy. We converse easily – when … Continue reading Let Me Introvert Myself To You
Earlier this year, I put my foot down and finally created a 5 year plan for my life. It felt overdue but I think it was right on time. I covered all the areas that I thought needed improvements, which is to say, I covered all the areas in my life. I’ve been running on autopilot for a while now and as a planner and … Continue reading Settling and Self-Improvement
For most of my life I was skinny. Up until about age 21, on a good day, I was 120 lbs fully clothed and soaking wet. Wasn’t that big a deal. Until I started taking the Pill… Doctors will play semantics with you and say that the Pill doesn’t cause you to gain weight. They’re right. It doesn’t. It’s how it affects your hormones that can cause … Continue reading Weight A Minute…