Monthly Archives: December 2011

It’s a New Year Every Day

Niece at Winter Festival Ice Rink at Navy Pier, Chicago

Yesterday was a really tough day. Somehow whatever remaining expectations I was clutching to, especially around getting a job, slapped me in the face, and I cried from the sting. Things simply weren’t going my way, and I’d had enough. I thought I was taking all the right steps, putting… Read On

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End of My Day – Dec. 4th, 2011

Better late than never! Finally the other half of my video blog from early December. I filmed myself at the end of the day to show how up & down the days can be here, caretaking for my mom. Now that our “Christmas” is done, with less pressure & more… Read On

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About Chicago

I mentioned in my prior post, returning to Chicago is like dating an old high school flame. My personality splits when I think about this place. Day-to-day life tends to have extreme highs & lows. Here’s a running list that I hope will give folks who have never been here… Read On

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Things We Take For Granted

In this season of giving, I’m unable to give my time or money to charities and community groups like I normally do. Instead, my “group” is my mom; my efforts all for her comfort. When facing someone who’s dying, the gifts I receive far outweigh any measure of comfort I… Read On

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Open Letter to Joe Wright, Director of “Pride And Prejudice” (2005)

Facing a loved one who is dying is not for the feint of heart. Amongst my mom’s physical discomfort, delirium, and fear of death, she has managed to find what comforts her & cling to that. One of these comforts just so happens to be the film Pride and Prejudice,… Read On

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The Beginning of My Day – Dec. 4, 2011

It took me a week to edit this because there is so much going on caretaking for my mom. It doesn’t reflect how I feel today, but once I post the next video, you’ll see how each day can go here. For those of you not in the know, I… Read On

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