Valerie’s Home

I’ve had an unexpected change in my living situation and stability. I am adressing it by building a non-profit to manage my care and my home as well as create a space for others to recover and heal. All my brain juice is going towards that right now. When that is rolling smoothly and I … More Valerie’s Home

When the Strong Break

I don’t think people realize chronic illnesses can kill just as readily as the terminal ones. Their quality of life just gets so bad they suicide. So, yeah, I nearly died this past year (pro tip: “When you are going through hell, keep going.” ~ Churchill). The biggest tragedy is when strong, emotionally competent people … More When the Strong Break

Gone Fiction-ing

I’ve had me a girl-interrupted turn these last few months. When your life comes to a full stop for a considerable period of time it’s hard to pick up the threads of the life you had before, as they seem to have drifted off in the wind somewhere. This is both liberating and disorientating. We … More Gone Fiction-ing