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Unexpected Changes

As I pulled away from my work, I felt a pang of loneliness.  Not for leaving work – never that – but for knowing that I wasn’t going home to anything.  Knowing that I was alone from this moment until … Continue reading

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My Ex

I woke thinking of roller derby this morning. Not in an in-love heart heart heart way, but rather like that ex lover with lots of history, with plenty of ups and downs in a relationship that ended in a way … Continue reading

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Otis’ Song

Two months ago, I laid down on the couch for an afternoon nap.  My boy cat, Otis, came to lay down next to me, curling into my chest as I laid on my side. He purred loudly into my face, his whiskers … Continue reading

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Quick Stop

I am easing a paperback book into my green soft-sided lunch pail when I find the post-it note. Written on the slip of paper are the words “wet cat food” and “deposit check”. I wrote those two things down this … Continue reading

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Exile ~ Day 5

I am an introvert. Mary is an introvert. We understand each other. Since my brain injury, I am home a LOT. I get lonely, but as a natural homebody and someone who enjoys my own company, it has worked out … Continue reading

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Intrepid Crew Member ~ Day 3

I knew it was not going to be all roses.  Really.  And Day 2 was not a flower I would care to keep.  Most of my energy was used up on family matters, and I faced another day tired and … Continue reading

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Competence Rising

We all want to be competent, right?  I once prided myself on my competence and efficiency at work, at my ability to manage my life.  An adult is expected to be competent. After my brain injury, I was not competent for … Continue reading

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