Kelly Schwenk Charleston
the truth about honesty
i am drowning under layers upon layers upon layers of pretending lying faking so they will all think that i am ok.
In one way or another, most homes are broken. We arrive on the scene and for a time, however brief, we’re shielded. Then slowly we begin to feel it.
Charles. Coworker. Lifesaver.
I’ve been working remotely since long before the pandemic made doing so more common. For an introvert like me, it has been one of the absolute greatest gifts in my life, second only to that of my furry coworker, Charles. I had never wanted a golden retriever. Growing up we always had small dogs, and I did not think I could handle having one that I couldn’t pick up. But my husband at the time had his heart set on either a golden retriever or a yellow lab, and he eventually wore me down.
Home Again, Home Again
Thank you for not saying “I told you so.” You don’t need to, I know. I knew before the “I do.” Now, home again, I’ll tell you the truth.