Sometimes I Actually Impress Myself

I laughingly say I’m writing or a writer. I have no training. Zip, Zero, Nada.  I didn’t take any lit or writing classes in college. I barely took any in high school (hello, old friend Cliff’s Notes). I did write a play once for my grad thesis, under very careful guidance from a great playwright…

Adulting…Beginning to Continue

*warning, this is one of those “Sam gives details about her mental health”, so there may be triggers for some. Others may get the willies when reading this… TOUGH, discussing mental health is important and you need to get over your hang-ups* In a few short hours I’ll be putting on a dress and make-up…

Continuing…

So, the word of the year for me is CONTINUE (see here), and time for a “we made it 22 days into the year” update. CONTINUING the writing- probably not as much time spent on this as I could (Squirrel!), but I decided to tackle this year’s “book” completely differently than last years, which was done…

2017- the good times

Yesterday (ahem, last year!) I shared a general overview of my 2017 and my mental health issues.  Today the smiley happy retrospective. Here are things that put a genuine smile on my face, even in the darker times.   Vegas Baby!-I went to a gamer retailer conference in Sin City… with my best friend! What…

The End of Year Confessional

As promised when I started typing here on ye olde word vomit blog again a few weeks ago, here is a confessional of what my 2017 was like. I’m coming clean about a few things that are difficult to say, things not even my family know about… BUT talking about mental health makes it NOT…

Word of the Year

My friend and awesome children’s author, Courtney, posted recently asking her friends what their word of the year for 2018 would be.  I had to think hard about it for awhile.  2017 was a year of some pretty big changes for me… all internal. None that the average Joe of Jane that knows me would…

The Juices Flow

I’m BAAAACKK!! This was a really strange year for me in many aspects, and honestly I was lost for most of it. (more on that in a year end confessional).  BUT my last 3 posts here are a big part of why I’m back and what I’ll be doing in the future… so I’m linking…

The Woman That Stole My Heart

I have never created anything from scratch.  The one play I wrote was a modern adaptation of medieval classic.  But then I started playing D&D again about 2 years ago.  And SHE came into my life. Last July I joined a newly forming #Critters online game.  It would be a home-brew campaign, so I could…

The Week That Made Me Sing- The Playlist

So the last 7 days has had such a lasting effect on me (and really we’re not done yet, just maybe out of the thick of it) . One that is going to be hard to put into words, and I will spend several posts doing so.   Today though, I’m putting it in song(s)….

Who’s That?? Where did she come from??

Well, Hello.  Are you still here?  I know I haven’t been.  I think like much of the rational thinking adults in America, I’ve been in a malaise since January.  How did we let this happen and what can we do now that it’s happening?  But this isn’t about that… this is about where I’ve been…

Mental State

Hello Old Friend. It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other.  A lot has happened. Let’s be honest, I was in no state to talk.  Like much of the rational thought citizens of our fair nation (and world) I’ve been at a loss of words.  We’ve all been in a mental state. Some have…

ACA Rough Draft

The Affordable Care Act saved my life, TWICE.  There are many stories out there that our representatives need to hear. PLEASE tell yours this week!  Below is a rough draft of a letter I am sending to mine. Dear Senator Toomey, Senator Casey & Representative Smucker, I am a Pennsylvania voter and small business owner…