Category: Emotional vomit

Thanks, Batkid!

Sometimes at work we cry at our desks. The worst day was Dec. 14, 2012, when we heard reports of a school shooting. We started getting reports of children killed. Soon we were seeing images of scared, confused children on TV and coming across the wires. The next couple days, we took turns stepping away…

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You outta know

I love the “things you didn’t know about me” posts going around Facebook. Not because I’m narcissistic and love an excuse to talk about myself (though that’s not untrue), but because I think it’s helpful to learn more about the people I love. Granted the lists on Facebook are more hilarious than deep, but I…

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I’m cranky

Do you ever have those days when you ask yourself, “why does my life suck so much?” That was me today. I know this is petty. People have real problems. I don’t mean to be all “poor me.” I was just having one of those days. Don’t read if you don’t want to. I woke…

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Don’t sweet talk me

More of Candace’s inner workings I’m not good with sweet talk. It’s really hard for me to be all, “I love you so much. I’m glad you’re in my life. You look amazing. You’re the best parent/friend/lover I’ver ever had.” That doesn’t mean I don’t think it. I even sometimes write it here or in…

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Deeeeeep down

Here’s a look deep down in my psyche. Something I don’t like to talk about, but fine, let’s go there. My default belief is that success is for other people. No matter how hard I work, no matter what I put out there, I’ll never get to the top because someone else is already there.…

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I’m (not) the best!

I don’t want to be the type of person who only does things if they can be perfect. I’ve been editing self-help books based on four personality types, and this was yesterday’s topic. As I read these books, sometimes I find myself nodding along. Yesterday I had my final standup paddleboard session of the summer.…

At least I didn't fall in.

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Stuck in the middle

Did you overlook Middle Child’s Day earlier this week? Typical! My mom tells about when I was little, and I broke her heart because I’d always go to my grandpa before her and dad, if Grandpa was around. That way my siblings and I each got an adult’s attention. Yes, I grew up the typical,…

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