Life is Grace

discoveries of grace in my messy and imperfect, but blessed, life

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May 10, 2014


Obviously, my attempt at the A to Z Blogging Challenge was a complete failure. I solemnly promise to do better next year! I’m afraid my depression, fibromyalgia, and migraines (I’m in perimenopause–yay) got the better of me–that, and trying to keep up with my last required class for my master’s degree. As you can see, I like taking pictures of the books I am reading; it makes me feel brilliant and learned, somehow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This afternoon was going well, until I saw the email. Yesterday I cheered by an email from my professor, who said he wanted me to stay in his class despite my absence Tuesday night and that I was “intelligent and insightful”. Today, however, I check my email and discover an email from the Director of …

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April 9, 2014

I was struck down by a cruel stomach bug yesterday at school: vomiting, sweats, severe chills. I have vague memories of the grad program Director setting me up with a place to lie down. I managed to get myself home after a long nap but was not in much shape to post. So today I post letters G and H. After more sleep and some Gatorade, anyway!

 

TRIGGER ALERT I once, years ago, had a terrible experience with EMDR. It is powerful stuff. I had a therapist who was harsh and pushy and obviously not well-trained in the techniques for using EMDR in therapy. I don’t remember much of the abuse, or the rape. I was so traumatized that my memories remain …

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    I think my migraines have totally addled my brain. I’ve had them all week, just when the A to Blogging Challenge began. I couldn’t find my blog on their Linky list, so I think I might have been removed for not posting. I DID post briefly yesterday about the Challenge, then removed my …

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