French enthusiast, non-binary trans person, artist, writer, lover of animals, space, and the right for every living thing to experience their existence authentically.
Pronouns: they/them (English) iel (French)
The Most Important Date of All
I started and ended most dates with a glass of wine. It eased my anxiety, gave me a little confidence boost, and helped me feel more natural, open, and honest. I wasn't holding back out of fear. I was calm, ready, and maybe even a bit bold. Plus, a glass or two of red wine is supposed to be healthy, right? I liked the thought of that.
6 Things Your Pharmacy Team Wishes you Knew
Over the last five years, I have worked in three different retail pharmacy chains and have connections with people in hospital, independent, and other community pharmacies. While there are certainly differences between them all, we all deal with a lot of the same struggles- and it's not always corporate or our bosses. No, more frequently than we’d like to admit, it's the patients. Or, at least their reactions. As much as you get frustrated with us, there are some steps you can take to make your, and our, lives easier when you interact with a pharmacy.
ASD? That's News to Me
While many people have heard of Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, the things that usually come to mind are either very particular or just plain wrong.
Recovery is Anything But
**DISCLAIMER: If you or someone you know is struggling with addictive substances, actions, or behaviors, PLEASE try and seek professional help. These tips here are by no means an exhaustive list or a cure. As someone in my own recovery journey, these are just some of the important things that I have learned along the way. Depending on the vice and severity, it may be dangerous or even deadly to try and attempt recovery on your own, without medical supervision. Be safe, Friends. You're worth your health and happiness in life**
A Grand Dad
Before I knew what trans was, let alone that I was trans, you could easily say that I was a Daddy’s Girl. Except for one small fact- I didn’t consider myself someone who HAD a dad until after I lost him.
If you think about it, living in a foreign country and being transgender have a LOT in common. Of course, when you first ask the question, it doesn’t seem to make much sense. I mean, how in the world are they possibly related??
Foreign in a Pandemic- Part Four
*For the privacy of the school, staff, students, and program itself, I’m going to leave the region/town names in which I live/work out of these pieces. Despite now living in the largest town in the academy region, it is still a small region with even smaller towns. If I gave even one piece of information, many other things could be uncovered, and I don’t wish to risk the privacy and breach trust of anyone I work alongside. For more notes and stories of my experiences, read Foreign in a Pandemic-parts one, two, and three available on my page*
Seeing with your Bad Eye
Have you ever gone to the eye doctor to get your eyes checked, and needed some sort of corrective lenses? Is one eye worse than the other, even by a small fraction, technically speaking? Before obtaining these glasses or contacts, did you ever put more of your focus on your good eye, maybe even closing the ‘bad’ one, or covering it up with your hand in order to perform some daily tasks or see something small and maybe far away?