A Former Self
I knew I was going to lose my first baby before it happened. I’ve struggled with mental health long enough to be able to tell the difference between anxiety and intuition. Anxiety is an irrational fear. Intuition is instinctive knowing.
My Zombie Co-Worker Asked If He Could Pick My Brain and Then Things Got Weird
Zack was the best-looking guy I’d ever seen in real life. At least, he was before he died. Don’t get me wrong, there were still attractive qualities there, like his boyish charm and quick wit. But the whole certain and painful death if we were to ever hook up was kind of a red flag.
All We Can Do Is Throw A Flower On The Water
All we can do is throw a flower on the water, Look for the sun through the rain. Lay a little frangipani gentle on the water, Remember how we loved you.— John Williamson
Where Did The Good Girl Go?
"I believe that youth is spent well on the young 'Cause wisdom in your teens, would be a lot less fun"—Luke Bryan Responsible, reliable, an old soul… Those are just a few of the terms I frequently heard associated with my name growing up.
I Know That When I Go, It Will Feel Like Going Home
There's a turning point in life, A moment in time where the pendulum swings, In the opposite direction. All the familiar faces of your youth,
Working Hard or Hardly Working?
Taking an extra year off work as extended parental leave was the best decision I ever made. I’ve had time with my daughter I’ll never get back. I’ve grown into and embraced my new role as “Mum”. I rediscovered who I was outside of my horrid work persona. I started a hobby for the first time, which turned out to be what I want to do as a career. Life is good.
My Favourite Place to Write
In a tidy little nook, With a comfy place to sit, A coffee that’s steaming, And a window for quiet contemplation. I find my favourite place to write.
About Me—Jessie Waddell
In a face to face setting, this would be my worst nightmare. “Let’s go around the room and tell everyone a little about ourselves…”—I think I’d rather the earth open up and swallow me whole, thanks.