Category: Personal

Prozac Update 2: Guess Who’s Back?

In honour of World Mental Health Day, I thought I'd write a quick update on my journey with Prozac. You might remember that around this time last year, I had successfully come off of Prozac. In that post, I mentioned that I'd take it again if I ever needed to. To quote myself (ugh, that ...

Oh, hey

Well... it's been a while. Like, nearly five months. Although I'd planned to let myself have a bit of a break, I hadn't thought it would be quite this long. So where have I been? Well, simply put, I got a little burned out on the whole blogging thing. What started as a fun pastime ...

Just My Luck

Last week, I got a brief respite from my crazy work schedule to spend some time with Fiona. We spent Thursday evening at East Love, a fundraiser for the Red Door Family Shelter here in Toronto. The event included a raffle, for which they were only selling a limited number of tickets. Those who purchased ...

Knitting as Meditation

I first learned to knit back in 2007. I was working my first job after graduation, and I was looking to make friends. There was a group of women in the department who'd started a knitting club. They were really cool--and I really wanted to hang with them--so I decided to join. The first time ...

Mini Break

I've decided to take a mini break from blogging this week. My day job is insane right now, so I'll be putting in lots of extra hours there. To make sure that I have balance in the rest of my life, I need to step away briefly. I'll be back to my regular posting schedule ...

Um, I Was Talking

It's a running joke in my family how much I hate being interrupted. You might think it's not something that would come up that often, but my Dad has a bad habit of pointing out a bird in the backyard when someone's mid-sentence. He doesn't mean to do it; he just gets really excited about ...

Dealing With Bad Days After Depression

Bad days suck. But when you're recovering from depression, they can seem downright scary.