I consider myself mostly a fictional writer with most of my writing having a base in my real life. I like to write about relationships and mental health mostly. I will also be sharing some tips and advice on childcare.
2021: A Reflection
I’d like to say that this year has been a rollercoaster with ups and downs but it hasn’t really. A better way to describe this year would be as a slow crescendo that has yet to end. January brought some great things but it was also the beginning of a low point for me in many ways. I gained the start to getting back my health and saving my life. I finally was able to get surgery to clear out the rest of the infection on my spine and remove my hardware. My recovery was not linear or easy and I ended up spending a good chunk of January in the hospital. I also ended up losing my job without warning or any real explanation. Losing a job is always a bit of an ego blow but it was hard because that job was going to allow me to establish real financial independence and stability. I mean this was the hope but not reality. I was barely getting on my feet after living paycheck to paycheck and making a major cross-country move. It was a hard blow and what ultimately forced me into the financial crisis I'm in now.
Before I Knew
After graduation we went to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles to celebrate my completion of high school and my transition into a self sufficient adult. The mood was celebratory with my extended family gathered around laughing and smiling. I was happy and proud of myself for making it through even with all the adversities but I was also sad. My mom was set to leave for North Carolina early the next morning. We had been together my whole life and it was a bit scary to think about what life separate from her would be like. I was scared about doing it on my own. I was also really excited to live my life the way I envisioned. I had a job and I planned to live in the apartment I grew up in. I also had a full-ride scholarship for my first two years of college. Everything was falling into place or so I thought.